By Eric Breier
California State University San Marcos has appointed Dr. Lorna Kendrick as its new director of the School of Nursing effective July 1.
Dr. Kendrick has been the Director and Campus College Chair of the College of Health Professions School of Nursing for the University of Phoenix San Diego campus since 2014. She has also served in a variety of administrative and academic roles throughout the country, including director of the BSN program at Tennessee State University, director of clinical sites for Nashville General Hospital and faculty positions in Schools of Nursing at the University of Alaska, UCLA and California Baptist University.
“I am thrilled because CSUSM is truly an academic jewel, involved in a variety of exciting endeavors,” Dr. Kendrick said. “I am most excited because I saw in the eyes of each faculty, student and staff my own potential for growth.”
Throughout her academic and administrative career, Dr. Kendrick has remained active in clinical and professional settings. She has maintained a private practice for more than 23 years, which honed her leadership experience and keen business acumen.
Dr. Kendrick also has extensive experience with administering and teaching online classes and utilizing virtual instructional technologies.
“I believe I will experience life in extraordinary ways through each person I encounter on my CSUSM journey as we work together using higher education to touch the lives of our local and global communities,” Dr. Kendrick said.
Additionally, Dr. Amy Carney has agreed to serve a one-year appointment as Associate Director of the School of Nursing starting July 1. Dr. Carney joined CSUSM as an assistant professor in 2010 and was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in the fall of 2016.
Among Dr. Carney’s responsibilities will be assisting faculty with student concerns and building the School of Nursing schedule.
“Having been active as an educator in the School of Nursing since 2010, I’m looking forward to this new adventure and supporting students administratively,” Dr. Carney said.
About California State University San Marcos
Building on an innovative 27-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.
The University enrolls over 15,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.