Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named the College of Nursing’s Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Global Affairs. Stacciarini has served as the college’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion for three years and has led the EMBRACE program, which provides faculty mentorship and research opportunities for underrepresented BSN students, since its inception.
As the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Global Affairs, Stacciarini will play a lead role in carrying out the College of Nursing’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and global affairs for all members of the community including students, faculty and staff. Stacciarini will also represent the college both within the university setting and externally to increase visibility of College of Nursing programs and to ensure the promotion of diversity, inclusion and global initiatives. She will maintain her position leading the EMBRACE program and co-chairing the International Nursing Student Interest Group, while also collaborating with the administrative team to ensure positive outcomes for international and underrepresented students.
“I am proud that the College of Nursing has been on the forefront of diversity and inclusion, which is evident with the creation of this position and how it aligns with our core values and strategic plan,” said Anna McDaniel, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and the Linda Harman Aiken Professor. “I am grateful that Dr. Stacciarini has agreed to serve in this important role, and I look forward to her many contributions to furthering the college’s commitment to this vital mission.”