Harding University Provost Larry Long today named Dr. Susan Kehl, associate professor of nursing, as the new dean of the Carr College of Nursing effective June 1.
Kehl replaces Dr. Cathleen Shultz, who is stepping down from the position to focus on full-time faculty responsibilities. She will also be taking a one-year sabbatical to work on a writing project.
Kehl joined the nursing faculty in 2012 to serve as director of graduate programs, and she has led the development of graduate programs in the College of Nursing. A 1984 alumna of the University’s nursing program, she has helped develop the nursing program at Abilene Christian University after serving for 10 years as a faculty member and administrator in a consortium nursing program for three universities in Abilene, Texas. In addition, she has also served for eight years as a missionary in Kenya.
“Our nursing program and its students, as well as the University as a whole, will be blessed by having Dr. Kehl on our academic leadership team,” Long said. “Dr. Kehl has proved herself as a capable leader, a hard worker, and a person with integrity and spiritual strength.”