Alexander Named President-Elect of NLN

Sincere congratulations to Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, professor and director of the SON’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the diversity champion for the schools of public health and dentistry, who was elected by her national peers to be the president-elect for the National League of Nursing at its October summit.

Founded in 1893, the National League for Nursing was the first nursing organization in the United States. Headquartered in Washington DC, and dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies.

“UNC has long benefited from Dr. Alexander’s thoughtful and invested leadership,” said Interim Dean Donna Havens of the appointment.” We are proud and pleased to see her leadership extended to our profession’s national organizations. This highlights one of our school’s missional paths, providing leadership nationally and internationally. She also provides an example of what is possible to our students at all levels.”

Dr. Alexander’s term as president-elect begins immediately and runs through October 2017. She will assume the presidency in 2017. For more information, please see the NLN’s press release.

Dr. Alexander was also recently appointed to the board of directors for the Nurse-Family Partnership, a national, evidence-based home visiting program that serves first-time moms living in poverty in 43 states and 6 countries.