Dr. Sharon ChappyDr. Sharon Chappy

The University just announced a new dean of its School of Nursing. Dr. Sharon Chappy will take over the top position in the School of Nursing beginning Aug. 1.

Dr. Chappy most recently served as the Graduate Program Director and Assistant Dean of the College of Nursing at University Wisconsin Oshkosh where she also taught as a professor. Currently, Chappy serves as the Research Editor of the AORN Journal and is an active member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). She specializes in perioperative nursing and has been an academic educator since 1992.

“I was attracted to Concordia because of its very strong nursing program and the excellent reputation of the University, the School of Nursing and its graduates,” said Chappy. “I was ready to move my career to the next level and Concordia’s Core Values match my personal and professional beliefs.”

As the Chief Nursing Officer of the University, Chappy will provide leadership for all academic programs within nursing, including all graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs. She will be a visionary leader in the dynamic world of health care education and innovative, delivering high quality nursing education in the most efficient and convenient way possible for students.

“During my career, I have established strong collegial relationships with nurses, academics, and health care agency leaders across the state and beyond. I look forward to building on those relationships as Dean of the School of Nursing, as well as developing new partnerships in the greater Milwaukee area,” said Chappy. “I look forward to continuing the successes that the School has in place and building upon the excellence already established here.”

Dr. Chappy will take over for Dr. Carol Ott who became Interim Dean of the School of Nursing at CUW earlier this year.

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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