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Renowned Scholar Named Nursing Dean

Anne Bavier

Anne Bavier believes the College of Nursing is poised to reach new heights in research and education. She’ll begin leading the way Aug. 1 when she takes over as dean.

A nationally recognized health care educator who has held posts at top-ranked universities and at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Bavier will oversee the merger of the Department of Kinesiology into the College of Nursing during the 2014-15 academic year.

“It’s an exciting undertaking to build on the remarkable achievements UT Arlington has made in nursing and kinesiology to create a bold future for a university destined to become a nationally recognized research institution,” she says.

Bavier previously served as dean of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing and dean of nursing at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. In addition to her higher education experience, she worked as a program director in the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute and as deputy director of the agency’s Office of Research on Women’s Health.

She earned an undergraduate nursing degree from Duke University and a Master of Nursing degree from Emory University, where she specialized in oncology. She holds a doctoral degree from Duquesne University.

Says President Vistasp Karbhari: “Dr. Bavier will lead us into a new era of national recognition and influence as we work together to improve health and the human condition across Texas and around the world.”