Monday, June 8, 2015



WASHINGTON (June 8, 2015) – Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick announced today the appointment of Dr. Gina S. Brown as Dean, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. Dr. Brown succeeds Dr. Marguerite Neita. Dr. Neita has served as interim Dean since May 2014. In her new role, Dr. Brown will report to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer. She will join Howard on July 28, 2015.

Dr. Brown joins Howard University with more than two decades of senior-level academic and administrative experience. Most recently she served concurrent roles as Academic Administrator for Atlantic Union College in Lancaster, Mass., and Graduate Administration Associate Professor at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calf. She has an extensive track record of developing new academic programs, securing grants, and enhancing the academic accreditation process.

“Dr. Brown is an accomplished academician, administrative leader, and medical practitioner,” said Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University. “We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Brown’s caliber, passion, and dedication join our team and, more importantly, help lead our efforts to serve the underserved in communities around the world.”

At Loma Linda University, Dr. Brown was the coordinator of the dissertation phase of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program and held other administrative duties. She has held several leadership posts at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., including Dean of the School of Health Promotions, Science and Wellness; Co‐Interim Provost for Academic Affairs; and Dean/Associate Vice President for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Dr. Brown is a dual graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala, where she earned Associate and Bachelor degrees in nursing (1984) and biology (1985). Dr. Brown earned a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University in 1989, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nursing Administration from George Mason University in 1999.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to return to Howard University in this capacity,” said Dr. Brown. “While I was fortunate to further my academic career at Howard more than 30 years ago, the opportunity to leverage that experience, coupled with my education and professional experience elsewhere, is absolutely the highlight of my academic and professional career.”

The College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University is dedicated to the education of healthcare professionals and the development of future leaders who will impact the delivery of quality healthcare worldwide. The college houses the Divisions of Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Radiation Therapy, and Health Sciences Management, and offers nationally-recognized, accredited programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student population from throughout the world.

About Howard University:

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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