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Georgia College welcomes new dean of the College of Health Sciences

Dr. Sheri Noviello will join Georgia College as dean of the College of Health Sciences July 1, 2019. Noviello is currently the dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Valdosta State University, a role she’s served in since 2014. She will assume her new position after current Dean Sandra Gangstead returns to faculty.

“We are grateful for the work that Dean Gangstead has done over the last 12 years,” said Dr. Kelli Brown, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Dr. Noviello brings with her a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience in academia and health care.  She is poised to lead the College of Health Sciences on our continued track toward preeminence.”

A scholar and teacher specializing in nursing, Noviello has worked in higher education for nearly 30 years. Her experience includes working as assistant director and then director of the School of Nursing at Columbus State University, as well as a faculty member at Columbus State University and Chattahoochee Valley College. 

“There is a solid foundation of strong programs in the College of Health Sciences at Georgia College that has been built through the hard work of current and past faculty, staff, students and leaders,” said Noviello.

“I am excited for the opportunity to partner with the individuals within the college and university to build upon that foundation, to expand the existing relationships with our clinical partners and with other entities in the surrounding area, and to deepen the fingerprint of Georgia College on our community and the health and well-being of its citizens.”

She currently serves as a representative on Southern Georgia Workforce Georgia, the Commission on Collegiate Education of Nursing, Academic Advisory Committee on Nursing as well as the Georgia Public Health Nursing Practice and Education Workgroup Planning Committee and several other regional professional groups.

In her clinical work, she specialized in emergency nursing as a staff/charge nurse in a Level II Trauma Center and an emergency department in a cardiac center.

Noviello received her Ph.D. from the Medical College of Georgia. She also holds a Master’s of Nursing in Adult Health/Education and a post master’s certificate in pediatrics, both of which she received from Troy University. She received her Bachelor of Nursing from Columbus College.

She and her husband, Kevin, have three adult sons, a daughter-in-law and two miniature schnauzers.

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