CONTACT: STEVE MARAVETZ
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8033; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Feb. 28, 2002
UI Nursing Dean Dreher named
Kelting Dean's Chair in Nursing
of Iowa Provost Jon Whitmore has named UI College of Nursing Dean Melanie
Dreher to the Kelting Dean's Chair in Nursing.
The endowed chair, named
in memory of the late John C. and Catherine Meeder Kelting of rural Iowa County,
was established through the UI Foundation to advance nursing education at
Dreher said the appointment
offers significant opportunities for the College of Nursing and that she felt
honored to be named to the chair.
"With the resources
that this chair makes available, the dean's office will be able to support
innovative educational programming, research projects and initiatives that
serve the state of Iowa, and the nursing profession," Dreher said. "This
is an important step forward for our college."
Whitmore said the new chair
helps the university fulfill its mission of excellence in education, research
"The UI is always looking
for ways to advance the important work we do for Iowa and for our society,"
"This appointment will
allow Dean Dreher -- and future deans of the nursing college -- to invigorate
Iowa's leadership role in the nursing profession as it undergoes major changes
that have profound implications for health care as a whole."