Welcome to the Spring 2020 semester!
I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of recent leadership changes at our Centra College. As of the end of 2019, I have been asked and am honored to serve as the Interim Dean of the College as well as the Director for the Practical Nursing and Nurse Aide Programs. We have embarked upon a national search for a new dean and will soon be underway with interviews for this pivotal leadership position for the college.
I am also happy to announce the promotion of Mrs. Holly Puckett into the role of Director for the Associate Degree Program and RN-to-BSN Program. As a result of this change, we are actively recruiting to fill her former position of accreditation specialist.
As we begin the semester, I would encourage you to use your appropriate chain of command for any student issues and/or other concerns. For any questions related to your course(s), please reach out directly to your faculty. If further deliberation is needed after that, you can contact Mrs. Puckett or me. This process for conflict management reflects best practice and is how nurses operate in the work setting upon graduation.
I will be planning a Town Hall meeting sometime during the Spring semester to which all students will be welcome to attend. Mrs. Puckett, Faculty and Student Services, and I look forward to a good semester and wish each of you success in your future as a health care professional.