Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Sheila Amin Gutierrez de Pineres was appointed dean of the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She will take on this new role at the end of the current academic year.

Currently Dr. Pineres is executive vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Austin College in Texas. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Angela Amar will be the next dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She will begin her new job on January 1. Currently, Dr. Amar is the associate dean for undergraduate studies and chief diversity officer at the School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta. Earlier, she was an associate professor and director of the advanced forensic nursing program at Boston College.

Dr. Amar is the co-author of A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing: Incorporating Forensic Principles into Nursing Practice (Nursing Knowledge, 2015). She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

Christine McGahan is the new dean of College of Sciences at North Carolina State University. She joined the College of Veterinary medicine in 1983. She served as chair of the department of molecular biomedical sciences for 14 years.

Dr. McGahan’s research focuses on ocular physiology and pharmacology and the biochemistry of the lens and retina. She holds a doctorate in pharmacology from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

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