• Karen Clark, dean of nursing, has been appointed to a three-year term for the Reid Hospital and Health Care Services Board of Directors. She also has recently been accepted as a fellow in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s “Leadership for Academic Nursing Program.” The year-long program enhances leadership capabilities of individuals aspiring to lead academic nursing organizations and individuals, who are new to the role, serving as the chief academic administrator of baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs. It is a competitive program accepting no more than 60 people.
The program is supported by the Helene Fuld Health Trust and provides participants with a focused assessment experience, a range of content and case studies related to successful leadership, and the opportunity to establish networks of mentors of peers for development of long-term partnerships for shared growth and development.
• Bobbie Howell began her duties in January in the newly created position of community volunteer coordinator. The Multicultural Affairs Office at IU East, in partnership with Community In Schools of Wayne County (CIS), run a mentoring program. The CIS program recently expanded from having one site coordinator at Richmond High School to placing CIS site coordinators in Centerville, Hagerstown, Northeastern and Lincoln secondary schools.