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Posted on 2/17/2014

– Tara F. Hulsey, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., F.A.A.N., dean and professor at Charleston (S.C.) Southern University College of Nursing and Allied Health, has been named dean of the West Virginia University School of Nursing.

Dr. Hulsey is also an adjunct faculty member in the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Hulsey was selected by WVU Chancellor Christopher Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., following a national search. She is expected to begin her new role at the WVU Health Sciences Center August 1.

“The members of the search committee and the faculty, staff, and students who had the opportunity to meet her during the course of the nationwide search for a dean for the School were impressed with her work, her energy, and her successes,” Dr. Colenda said. “I truly believe that she will build upon the great achievements that the School of Nursing has accomplished in the past 50 years and expand opportunities for our students, our faculty, and our staff.”

Colenda also expressed his gratitude and deep appreciation for the work of the search committee, led by Dean Joyce McConnell of the WVU College of Law, and for the dedicated service of Interim Dean Betty Shelton, Ph.D., R.N., and the rest of the School’s leadership team. Dr. Shelton has served the WVU School of Nursing as interim dean since late 2012.

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