Dr. Kristen Abbott-Anderson will become the new dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Jan. 3, 2023.

Abbott-Anderson is director of the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society and a professor in the College of Allied Health and Nursing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has been at the university since 2014.

“Dr. Abbott-Anderson is passionate and committed to the nursing profession, and brings with her decades of experience as a registered nurse, researcher and educator,” says Dr. Patricia Kleine, UW-Eau Claire provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Dr. Abbott-Anderson’s collaborative leadership style will help shape the future of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences as we train compassionate caregivers to support the needs of the communities they will serve.”

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