Dean Nena Peragallo Montano announced Tuesday that Margaret C. “Peggy” Wilmoth, PhD, RN, FAAN has been selected the new executive dean and associate dean for academic affairs for the UNC School of Nursing. She will begin August 7, 2017.
An experienced oncology nurse with a program of research in psychosocial oncology, Dr. Wilmoth is noted for having established highly distinguished dual careers in academia and the military for more than 35 years.
Dr. Wilmoth presently serves on the faculty at Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, a school she previously led as dean; and she retired May 1 from a decorated military career, having reached the rank of major general and deputy surgeon general for the U.S. Army Reserve, the first nurse and woman to fill the role. She also served on the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee, having been appointed by the Secretary of the Army, where she most recently served as Deputy Chair.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Wilmoth join the administration and faculty of Carolina Nursing,” said Nena Peragallo Montano, dean of the UNC School of Nursing. “Her proven leadership, military service, experience in interprofessional education and training, and impressive contributions to nursing science uniquely qualify her to lead the School’s academic programs and special projects as we work to become the leading public school of nursing in the nation.”
The executive dean and associate dean for academic affairs is responsible for planning, administering, evaluating and improving the School’s academic programs, and assists the dean as needed with operations and special projects.
“With new leadership, curriculum revisions, capital campaigns and new practice initiatives just getting underway, it’s an exciting time to be joining the UNC School of Nursing,” said Wilmoth. “I can’t wait to get started.”