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Meet our President and Academic Dean

 Kathleen Williamson, PhD, MSN, RN
Kathleen Williamson, PhD, MSN, RN

Kathleen Williamson, PhD, MSN, RN, is president and academic dean of Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Dr. Williamson came to MCCN as the Academic Dean in 2019 and will now step into the role of MCCN President while keeping her duties as Academic Dean. Since coming to MCCN, Dr. Williamson has helped lead the College through various changes, including the transformation of our Franklinton Campus, obtaining grant funding, and expanding our use of technology throughout the College.

Dr. Williamson, a third-generation nurse, earned her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership with a specialty focus on Nursing Education from Wilmington University. She earned a PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with a special focus on health policy from the University of Delaware. Recently, she was awarded a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant for Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Residency Program (ANE – NRP). The award of $2 million over four years will help to create and put in place a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Residency Program in collaboration with community partners. This grant will provide experiences to new FNP graduates to expand their clinical experiences and transition into the workplace while caring for medically underserved populations.

As the College’s leader, Dr. Williamson has oversight of graduate, undergraduate and online programs where nearly 1,000 students are enrolled at two campuses – Columbus and Lancaster, Ohio. In her role, Dr. Williamson is committed to leading with real-world knowledge, clinical skill and personal passion for academic excellence grounded in rich Catholic Faith. She strives to motivate faculty, staff and students to face challenges and work beyond their potential in order to continue our history of educating compassionate nurse leaders. “My vision for nursing 20 years from now is that the ability to provide students a place where they can be engaged in the learning process, express their ideas, connect with others, develop a deeper understanding of concepts, think critically and reflect.,” Williamson said, “the best part of being a nurse educator is finding ways to help students develop the necessary skills to be successful in nursing school and in the profession of nursing.” Our work is to bridge the gap so they have a seamless transition to the practice setting where they can provide the best evidence-based quality, and safe care.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Board of Trustees

Tanya K. Hahn

Tanya K. Hahn, CPA, MBA

Jeri Milstead

Jeri Milstead, PhD, RN, FAAN

Lory Burgos

Lory Burgos, BS, CIC

Brent T Foley

Brent T Foley, AIA, NCARB

Gina Giacone

Gina Giacone, JD

Francisco-Xavier Gómez-Bellengé

Francisco-Xavier Gómez-Bellengé, PhD, MA, BA

Sister Barbara Hahl

Sister Barbara Hahl, CSC

Larry King

Larry King, CPA, MBA

R. Devray Kirkland

R. Devray Kirkland, MS, BS

Beth Kowalski

Beth Kowalski, BA, APR

William Lane

William Lane, JD

Keith Martinez

Keith Martinez, CPA

Tracy Najera

Tracy Najera, PhD

Juan JJ Perez

Juan “JJ” Perez, JD

Ramona Reyes

Ramona Reyes, BS

Patricia Skunda

Patricia Skunda, MSN, BSN, RNP

Linda Stoverock

Linda Stoverock, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Associate Deans

Scott Dolan, PhD, RN
Associate Dean Undergraduate Pre-Licensure Programs and Associate Professor

Todd Everett, PhD
Associate Dean, Student Services

Jerry Mansfield, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Dean for Leadership and Clinical Practice

Jami Nininger, DNP, RN
Associate Dean Graduate and Online Programs and Associate Professor

Kathleen Williamson, PhD, RN
Academic Dean

Administrative Leadership Team

Cora Arledge, MS, BSEd, RN
Director Lancaster Campus

Kim Campbell, PhD
Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Alyssa Fry
Senior Development Officer

Karen Greene, BS
Director, Records & Registration

Mitch Joseph-Kemplin
Director, Compliance & Safety

Stevo Roksandic, MBA, MLIS, AHIP
Regional Director of Library Services

Kathy Smith, MBA
Director, Business Affairs

Susannah Townsend, MPH
Director of Institutional Effectiveness


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