A Message from the Provost
April 25, 2012 - Carruth Appointed Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences
I am pleased to announce that the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors has approved the appointment of Ann Carruth as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Her appointment will be effective April 30.
Dr. Carruth, who has served on the Southeastern faculty since 1990, is highly respected by her colleagues and in the healthcare community. Over the years, she has developed a significant body of scholarly work and has received a number of grants related to various healthcare issues.
Dr. Carruth has been serving as interim dean of the college since January 2011, following Dr. Barbara Moffett’s retirement. A professor of nursing since 2002, Dr. Carruth has also served as graduate coordinator for the School of Nursing.
A graduate of Southeastern with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, she holds a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and doctor of nursing science degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including being selected a “Top Nurse” in 2011 by the Tangipahoa District Nurses Association. In 2003, she was the recipient of Southeastern’s President’s Award for Excellence in Research and of a Nightingale Award as the Outstanding Nurse Researcher by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.
The author of numerous nursing and scientific publications, Dr. Carruth serves as a member of the board of the North Oaks Health System Rehabilitation System and of the Northshore Healthcare Alliance. She is also a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health.