Dean of nursing, health sciences named at Penn College

Published 06.01.2022

Nursing & Health Sciences
Faculty & Staff

Valerie A. Myers has been appointed dean of nursing and health sciences at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Myers, who has served as assistant dean of nursing at Penn College since 2018, has worked as a nurse educator and administrator in higher education for 14 years. She begins her new duties on July 1, succeeding Sandra L. Richmond, who is returning to a teaching role with Penn College’s nursing faculty.

Valerie A. MyersMyers has been employed by Penn College since 2007. Previously at the college, she was a member of the nursing faculty; clinical director of nursing; and director of nursing, bachelor’s degrees. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at American Public University and is employed by Ascend Learning as a virtual ATI/ATI capstone coach and NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) specialist.

Her health-care roles outside of higher education include employment as a clinical nurse educator, nursing supervisor, pediatric staff nurse, medical/surgical staff nurse and pediatric clinical manager.

Myers holds a Doctor of Education, higher education and adult learning concentration, and a Master of Science in Nursing, nursing education concentration, from Walden University, Minneapolis; and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Lycoming College.

“Dr. Myers’ student and team focus – coupled with her successful health-care industry, teaching and leadership experiences – make her an ideal candidate to be our next dean of nursing and health sciences,” said Michael J. Reed, vice president for academic affairs and provost. “Val’s strength-based leadership approach, wide range of skills and experiences, and passion for the health sciences will be a tremendous asset for the school and our college.”

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