A Trio of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Lin Zhan will be the new dean of the School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles, effective August 1. Dr. Zhan is currently dean of the Loewenberg College of Nursing at the University of Memphis. Prior to her appointment at the University of Memphis in 2010, Dr. Zhan served as professor and dean of the School of Nursing at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Dr. Zhan received her bachelor’s degree from West China Medical University. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Boston University and a doctorate from Boston College.

Susan S. Smyth was named executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, effective June 1. She is the chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the director of the Gill Heart and Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Dr. Smyth graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She earned a medical degree and a doctorate of pharmacology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Randi Arsenault has been named assistant vice president of admissions and financial aid and dean of admissions at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, effective July 1. Arsenault joined the staff at the college in 2010 and was named director of outreach and recruitment in 2015.

Arsenault is a graduate of Colby College and earned an MBA at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. She has also completed the Yale School of Management’s Women’s Leadership Program.

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