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Dean named for College of Health and Human Services

May 11, 2017

Indiana State University officials have named an educator, researcher and administrator to serve as dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

Caroline Mallory comes to Indiana State from the Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing, where she has served on faculty for 17 years and the past seven years as associate dean for research and graduate program coordinator.

"We are thrilled to have Caroline join the Indiana State community. Out of a competitive pool of candidates, she's a proven college administrator and has provided leadership to achieve key goals throughout her career," said Mike Licari, Indiana State's provost and vice president of academic affairs. "She is well suited for our campus and is committed to our students, staff, faculty and the community."

Mallory will begin her duties at Indiana State on July 17. She will be the third dean of the college, which was created in 2007 from the formerly separate colleges of nursing and health and human performance. The School of Nursing was created within the college in 2015.

"I am honored and humbled to be selected to serve as the next dean for the College of Health and Human Services," Mallory said. "As the first person in my family to earn a university degree, Indiana State's commitment resonates with my values and beliefs. The students, faculty and staff in the College of Health and Human Services are an amazing group of people striving every day to make a difference in health and social welfare. It will be a privilege to be a part of an innovative and creative leadership team wholeheartedly committed to the success of the college and university."

The College of Health and Human Services employs 154 faculty members and serves approximately 3,400 students, about 750 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. The college includes the departments of applied health sciences; applied medicine and rehabilitation; kinesiology, recreation, and sport; social work; and the school of nursing.

"Dr. Mallory made an excellent impression on those she interacted with during the campus interview days. We are excited to have her join us," said Susan Powers, chair of the search committee and associate vice president of academic affairs. "She demonstrated to the committee her strong commitment to students and inter-professional education. She's excited to work with the range of programs at ISU."

A native of California and transplanted to the Midwest since 1988, Mallory earned bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned a Ph.D. in nursing science at Indiana University, followed by postdoctoral work at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has 20 years of experience teaching across baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs and has worked for more than 30 years as a registered nurse.

Mallory is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and presentations with a focus on prevention, public and women's health and has been awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Media contact: Libby Roerig, director of communications and media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or libby.roerig@indstate.edu

Story Highlights

Caroline Mallory comes to Indiana State from the Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing, where she has served on faculty for 17 years and the past seven years as associate dean for research and graduate program coordinator.

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