Provost Fatma Mili announced the appointment of Patricia Thomas as dean of Grand Valley's Kirkhof College of Nursing.
Thomas is currently the associate dean for faculty affairs at Wayne State University's College of Nursing. She will begin her new role on January 6.
"Dr. Thomas has a strong understanding of the current and future state of health care and nursing education because of her broad background in both academia and practice settings," Mili said. "We look forward to her leadership in the college."
At Wayne State, Thomas led the university's partnership with the City of Detroit and Henry Ford Health System to establish COVID-19 vaccination clinics where Detroit residents did not have access to primary care providers. Before joining Wayne State's faculty, Thomas served as assistant dean and associate professor, and later associate dean at KCON from 2016-2019.