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Press Release for Thursday, September 25, 2014

UNF Nursing Faculty Appointed to Florida Board of Governors

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

Dr. Kathy Robinson, associate professor in the Nursing Flagship Program at the University of North Florida and chair of the Advisory Council of Faculty Senates for the State University System of Florida, has been appointed to serve on the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System comprised of 12 universities across the state. Her term runs through July 31, 2016.

The Board of Governors is comprised of 17 members, 14 of whom are appointed by the Florida governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate for a term of seven years. The remaining three—chair of the Advisory Council of Faculty Senates, the Commissioner of Education and the chair of the Florida Student Association—are members by virtue of their designations.

Robinson, an East Arlington resident, joined the UNF faculty in 1993 and has received several outstanding teaching and service rewards from the University. She served as the president of its Faculty Association for two years and also served on the UNF Board of Trustees during her term as president. Her research interests include family caregiving and the history of theoretical development in nursing.

Prior to becoming a university professor, Robinson practiced as a critical care nurse, a clinical nurse specialist and a director of critical care nursing. She received a diploma in nursing from St. Anthony School of Nursing in Oklahoma City and subsequently earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma City University, a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and her doctorate degree from the University of Florida.

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.