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Dr. Vincent Salyers

Stritch welcomes Dr. Vincent Salyers as nursing dean

Dr. Vincent Salyers has been named the dean of the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Salyers, who is a native of Des Moines, Iowa, returns to his Midwestern roots with the move to Milwaukee.

"I am confident that Vince will continue to build on the very strong tradition of the college, create new opportunities for our students, and strengthen relationships with healthcare providers throughout Milwaukee and Wisconsin," said President Dan Scholz. "I would like to thank Dr. Crystal-Rae Evans for her leadership of the college for the last several months and am grateful that she will continue to serve as associate dean for the college."       

Salyers comes to Stritch from Gonzaga University, where he served as dean and professor in the School of Nursing and Human Physiology since 2019. Prior to that, he was the founding dean and professor at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Additionally, Salyers has held a number of faculty, research and administrative positions at universities in Canada and the United States in his career. While he began his career as an acute care nurse, through his various professional and academic roles he has continued to influence nursing and healthcare for more than 28 years. He has an impressive list of published articles and earned grant funding for numerous research projects. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master of science in nursing degree from San Francisco State and earned a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of San Francisco.

Salyers is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nursing Education. 

Upon his arrival at Stritch, Salyers said, "I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Cardinal Stritch University community at such an extraordinary time in its rich history. I believe that there are no coincidences with God and know that He has much for us to accomplish in the coming years. I am energized and ready to work alongside faculty, staff and students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the University to transform nursing and health sciences education, lead innovative research and scholarship, and become a preeminent presence in Catholic Franciscan higher education across the globe."