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Appointment of Interim Dean, School of Nursing

Thursday, May 25, 2023

TO: UMMC Faculty, Staff and Students

FROM: Dr. Scott Rodgers, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

SUBJECT: Appointment of Interim Dean, School of Nursing

I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Tina Martin, UMMC School of Nursing professor and associate dean for administration, has agreed to serve as the school’s interim dean, effective July 1.

Tina MartinMartin, who holds a PhD in clinical health sciences, an MSN and a BSN, all from UMMC, has served the School of Nursing in various roles since joining UMMC’s faculty ranks in 1999, including assistant dean for accreditation and evaluation from 2016 to 2022 and interim assistant dean for undergraduate programs from 2020 to 2021.

From 2009 to 2016, Martin was director of UMMC’s Accelerated BSN program. She has also held academic appointments in the School of Health Related Professions and the School of Medicine.

During her tenure, Martin has provided care to South Delta School District students through SON school-based clinics. From 1999 to 2009, Martin was a family nurse practitioner in the Department of Neurology, collaborating with neurologists to diagnose and treat neurological conditions in an outpatient setting.

She was named to UMMC’s Academy for Excellence in Education in 2022 and was a 2020-2021 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing Fellow. Her nursing research has been published in numerous journals.

I want to thank Dr. Julie Sanford, who has served as SON dean since 2019, for her service to UMMC and wish her well in her future endeavors.

I also thank Dr. Martin for her willingness to lead the School of Nursing in this interim role during the search for a permanent dean, and I look forward to working with her.

Thank you.