A University of Memphis associate dean has been chosen to head the nursing school of a New England University.
Larry Slater Ph.D., a clinical profes-sor and associate dean of academic programs at U of M Loewenberg College of Nursing, has been appointed dean of Quinnipiac University's School of Nursing in Hamden, Connecticut.
Slater was also the interim Loewenberg dean from 2021 to 22. He will be a tenured Professor and oversee the graduate and undergraduate programs.
Slater stated, "I'm thrilled to join the outstanding team at Quinnipiac University of health care professionals and teachers." As the next dean of the School of Nursing, I will focus on building an academic vision for the near future, advancing scholarship and research, recruiting and retaining diverse staff and faculty, and strengthening clinical partnerships.
Slater has been at the U of M's since January 2021. He had previously overseen undergraduate programs at New York University’s Rory Meyers Nursing College. Slater created Nursing Sim at NYU. The game allows students to practice assigning nurses on a unit.
His work at the University of Memphis was centered on increasing diversity in elderly care through the Rural Nurses Leading Eldercare Advancement through Diversity project (RNs LEAD).
Slater's new role will begin on June 26.
Slater's experience in nursing education, research, and practice is a valuable asset to Quinnipiac University. He fosters innovation and collaborative learning in nursing education through an interdisciplinary method that creates inclusive spaces for learning and engagement. His experience in technology, business and game design will help prepare the next generation at Quinnipiac to be nursing professionals.