Dr. Barbara Reynolds PhD, RN
Dr. Barbara Reynolds served for seven years as the dean of the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing at Tennessee Technological University – 1991 to 1998. Dr. Reynolds established goals for the school, two of which were creating scholarships for the upper division nursing students and bringing the resource center into the age of technology. She strived to maintain a constant awareness for the school through the community and region. The last two years that she was dean, the school had a 100% pass rate for its students taking the National Council Licensure Exam. The last semester she was dean, the school underwent accreditation review and the committee recommended the maximum level of approval of eight years.
Dr. Reynolds has expressed her vision to enhance the overall diversity of Tennessee Tech’s student population, particularly in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, by modifying her existing scholarship endowment to attract quality African American nursing candidates. The largest minority group at the University is the African American student population. This group has traditionally been less than four percent of the overall student population and has never reached five percent. Recognizing this, the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees approved a Strategic Plan in March of 2018 that addressed the desire of the University to increase student diversity.
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