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Leadership Changes

by Holly Puckett -
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I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of some recent leadership changes at Centra College.  I have been asked to serve as the Interim Dean of the College as well as the Academic Director for the Associate Degree of Nursing and RN-BSN Programs over the course of the next months. We have carefully selected our new dean, Dr. Heather Gable, who will start her journey with us come January 4th, 2021.  In addition, I am pleased to announce that we have a new Interim Academic Director for the PN and Nurse Aide programs who will begin orientation and training over the next few months.  For any PN or Nurse Aide student issues, please direct your questions to me at this time.  

I am pleased to announce that Ashley Henry, previous PN faculty, will serve as the accreditation specialist for the college. 

As we continue on through the remainder of 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, please contact me.  This process for conflict management reflects best practice and is how nurses operate in the work setting upon graduation. 

I look forward to a good semester and wish each of you success in your future as a health care professional. 


Dr. Puckett