Donna Sullivan Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN was announced on June 4 as the new Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, effective June 30. Her appointment was the result of a national search.
Dean Havens is a Villanova alumna, having earned her MSN in nursing education in 1983 from the University. She completed postdoctoral study at the University of Pennsylvania in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and she earned her PhD at the University of Maryland, and her BS in Nursing at Cedar Crest College.
As dean of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, Dr. Havens will serve as the chief administrator of the College, leading its strategic and academic planning, faculty scholarship, teaching and service; strengthening the student experience; promoting clinical and community partnerships; providing financial oversight; and overseeing fundraising and alumni relations.