National League for Nursing President Marsha Howell Adams, Alabama Nurse Educator, Takes Helm

The NLN announced the results of it’s Board of Governors elections at its 2013 education summit on September 20. Marshall Howell Adams who is the senior associate dean of academic programs at the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in Tuscaloosa became the next NLN president.  Dr. Adams will serve as the League’s president until 2015.

According to the press release issued by the NLN, Dr. Adams thanked past and present leadership for their support during her tenure.  “The league represents everything that I believe in,” Dr. Adams continued, “both in relation to nursing education into nursing education research. I strongly support the fact this organization represents quality education for all types of nursing programs.”

Two new members also joined the NLN Board of Governors.  Janet Tompkins McMahon is the clinical associate professor of nursing and nursing education consolidated department of nursing at Towson University in Maryland and G. Elaine Patterson is a professor of nursing at the School of Theoretical and Applied Sciences at Ramapo College in New Jersey.

Anne R. Bevier previously served as the governor at large and board of governors secretary, will now serve as the president-elect.  Joan L. Frey, dean of the Louisville Campus of the Galen College of Nursing in Kentucky was re-elected secretary and will thus continue to serve another two years in that office.