Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science - Dean, Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing





Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing


Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) invites inquires, nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing (MMDSON). CDU is a non-profit, student-centered Institution, recognized as both a Historically Black Graduate Institution (HBGI) and a charter member of the Hispanic Serving Health Professions. Founded in 1966, CDU is “committed to cultivating diverse profession health leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for the underserved population through outstanding education, research, clinical service and community engagement.”  Although established six years ago as one of the three academic divisions (College of Medicine & College of Science and Health), Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing has grown quickly to become the largest school within CDU. MMDSON’s current vision includes expansion of academic programs from baccalaureate to doctorate and attainment of first time pass rates for above 90%.


The Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing (MMDSON) consists of following programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), Master of Science in Nursing, which offers the Family Nurse Practitioner and Entry Level Master’s curricula of study, and Post Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner. The school is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and granted initial full accreditation by both the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The focus of the SON is to broaden the research agenda of the university, make it residential, establish new majors, aggressively recruit undergraduate students in response to CDU’s plan towards becoming a midsize institution.


Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing (MMDSON) serves as the senior academic and administrative officer of the school, and provides the vision and leadership necessary for setting and achieving strategic, regulatory, and financial outcomes that reflect CDU’s commitment to excellence. The Dean is responsible for managing all school operations, including academic planning and program development, national and state regulatory bodies/agencies, faculty and staff performance, budgeting and resource development, and implementation of academic and administrative policies. The preferred candidate is a visionary and compassionate leader with strong communication skills, a passion for inter-professional collaboration and a strong commitment to shared governance. The candidate will have a distinguished record of academic program administration and accreditation, innovative scholarship and teaching, a keen awareness of new directions in nursing education, research and healthcare delivery, three years of administrative experience and demonstrated ability to manage a comprehensive budget and expand program resources through sponsored research, philanthropy, and community outreach.  Applicants should be eligible for appointment at the rank of Professor in the School of Nursing; earned a BSN or MSN from a regionally accredited institution and a Doctorate in Nursing or related Health Sciences; Ph.D. is preferred.




Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science in the search for the Dean.  Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Review and screening of the applications and nominations will continue until an appointment is made.  Each applicant should submit the following: (1) a letter of interest that clearly states the applicant’s qualifications for the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail address of three references.  Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate may contact the search firm via phone or in writing and provide the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee.


Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Marion Frenche, Betty Asher or Jan Greenwood

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science – Dean of Nursing

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272