Title: Dean & Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan-Flint
Dr. Cynthia McCurren, a nationally recognized leader in the discipline of nursing, was selected to be dean nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint in 2020. She previously served as dean of the Kirkhof College of Nursing at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where she led the development of academic programs including the launch of a doctor of nursing practice program. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing in 2020 elected McCurren chair-elect for two years and she will begin her tenure as board chair in 2022. AACN represents 825 public and private member schools of nursing nationwide. In addition, McCurren serves on the leadership team for the revision of the AACN Nursing Essentials Document, and she is a past president of the Michigan Association of Colleges of Nursing. For her work in creating community educational and health partnerships in West Michigan, Crain’s Detroit Business recognized her as one of the 2019 Notable Women in Education Leadership. McCurren received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from the University of Missouri and her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Kentucky.