Two New Deans at the University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks has named women to head two of its schools. Kathryn R.L. Rand was appointed dean of the School of Law and Denise Korniewicz was named dean of the College of Nursing.

Rand has been serving as interim dean of the law school. Previously, she was acting dean and prior to that, associate dean for academic affairs. She is an expert on Indian gaming law and is co-director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy of the Northern Plains Indian Law Center.

Dean Rand is a graduate of the University of North Dakota. She earned her law degree at the University of Michigan. After law school, she clerked for a justice on the North Dakota Supreme Court and for a federal district judge. She also served as an assistant United States Attorney.

Denise Korniewicz was the senior associate dean for research at the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Miami. A graduate of Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, she earned a master’s degree at Texas Woman’s University and a Ph.D. in nursing from the Catholic University of America. She did postdoctoral research in infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She also taught at the nursing schools of the University of Maryland and Georgetown University.


Dean Korniewicz and Dean Rand

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