Interim Dean for School of Nursing Announced

Pamela Slaven-Lee, senior associate dean for academic affairs and clinical associate professor, has been with the School of Nursing since 2015.

May 07, 2021

Pamela Slaven-Lee, senior associate dean for academic affairs and clinical associate professor, has been named interim dean of the George Washington University’s School of Nursing.

She begins the role July 1.

“Since joining the School of Nursing, Dr. Slaven-Lee has been committed to enhancing program standards and improving the academic experience for our students,” said Provost M. Brian Blake. “She has been a key player in the school’s recent growth and success. I am delighted that she will join the senior leadership team as a passionate advocate for our nursing students, faculty and staff.”

 

Interim Nursing Dean

Pamela Slaven-Lee, senior associate dean for academic affairs and clinical associate professor, will serve as the interim dean of the George Washington University’s School of Nursing beginning July 1. (Courtesy photo)

Dr. Slaven-Lee joined GW in 2015 as an assistant clinical professor and has held a number of administrative roles, including as program track director for several programs and assistant dean of the master of science in nursing program. She also has served as chair of the School of Nursing Academic and Student Affairs Committee.

As senior associate dean for academic affairs, a position she has held since 2019, Dr. Slaven-Lee is the chief academic officer of the School of Nursing. She advances the quality and integrity of academic programs for the school’s 1,200 students by overseeing planning and assessment of degree programs, monitoring academic policies and procedures and leading the development of new programs of study and new academic initiatives.

Dr. Slaven-Lee has directed a number of initiatives at the School of Nursing that have been instrumental in advancing the school during its first decade. She was the architect of the School of Nursing Master Plan of Evaluation, which details the regular assessment of each program at regular intervals and guarantees ongoing evaluation of programs. She also designed and implemented a model for clinical placement and supervision of advanced practice nursing students, ensuring regulatory compliance, as well as instituted mandatory Quality Matters training for faculty teaching in the online environment.

Recently, Dr. Slaven-Lee has led efforts to secure a partnership with a major corporate healthcare organization to create a Complex Adult/Geriatric Fellowship Program, launching in fall 2022, pending university approval.

“I’m deeply appreciative of the leadership that Dean Jeffries has provided and the remarkable success that we have achieved during her tenure,” said Dr. Slaven-Lee. “I’m honored by the opportunity to serve the students, faculty and staff at the School of Nursing in the continued pursuit of our mission and aspiration to achieve preeminence in nursing education.”

In addition to her roles in the School of Nursing, Dr. Slaven-Lee is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, a Sigma Theta Tau Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy scholar and a certified healthcare simulation educator.

GW announced in March that Pamela R. Jeffries, who joined GW in 2015 as the School of Nursing’s second dean, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She will remain at GW through June.

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