Anne R. Bavier, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dr. Anne Bavier previously served as dean of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs, Conn. and also served as dean of nursing at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. She is president of the 40,000-member National League for Nursing.
Bavier earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Duke University and a Master of Nursing from Emory University, where she specialized in oncology. She holds a doctoral degree from Duquesne University.
While dean of the School of Nursing in Connecticut, Bavier secured $14 million for capital projects, improved opportunities for clinical faculty and launched new programs, including a full-semester study abroad program for nurses. The University of Connecticut and Saint Xavier University, where she served as dean from 2004 to 2007, have been named National League for Nursing Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education. That honor has gone to only 17 other universities nationwide.
In addition to her experience in higher education, Bavier worked as a program director in the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute and as deputy director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health in the National Institutes of Health. She has authored or co-authored 40 publications, primarily focused on nursing education and professional development and oncology nursing.
Bavier has received numerous awards and honors. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago and was the first recipient of the Edith Moore Copeland Award for Excellence in Creativity from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She also is the recipient of a Director’s Award from the National Institutes of Health, the agency’s highest award, for exceptional leadership in creating the Research Enhancement Awards Program.