Louisville, KY, April 06, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Galen College of Nursing announced today that Joan Frey, EdD, MSN, BS, has accepted the position of Academic President. Since 2008, Dr. Frey served as the Dean of Galen’s Louisville campus, having served the role of acting Academic President since May 2016. As Galen’s Academic President, Dr. Frey will be focused solely on developing and maintaining the critical resources necessary to continue the advancement of academic quality in support of Galen’s growing role in nursing education.
“Dr. Frey brings a wealth of experience in nursing to Galen, from patient care as a staff nurse to her tenure in academia,” says Mark Vogt, President and CEO of Galen College of Nursing. “She has been instrumental in building our culture of student-centered education, which continues to thrive and evolve.”
Prior to joining Galen, Dr. Frey served as director of the nursing program at Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Canton, Ohio, and 13 years as Director of Aultman Hospital School of Nursing. There, she was instrumental in transitioning the 114-year-old hospital-based education program to an accredited nursing program under the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Dr. Frey is highly active in the nation’s largest nursing organization, the National League for Nursing (NLN). Since 1991, she has served in various capacities on committees ranging from public policy to finance, as well as elected positions on the NLN Board of Governors and NLN Excellence Awards Review Panel.
“Her dedication to nursing and quality nursing education will be instrumental in guiding Galen’s academic present and future as we expand access to quality nursing education and support the healthcare community across the country,” adds Vogt.