Nursing Dean Re-Elected to National Leadership Position
Teri Murray, Ph.D., RN, dean of the School of Nursing, has been re-elected treasurer of the national organization that represents public
and private colleges and universities with nursing programs.
She has served as treasurer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) since 2015, and begins her new term on March 23.
Murray is a national leader in nursing education who has served in a variety of teaching
roles over the course of her 30-plus year academic career. She studies the best clinical
education strategies to promote student learning and most efficient ways to move research
into the patient care arena so the health status of individuals, families and the
greater community is improved.
SLU’s dean of nursing currently serves on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education
and Practice, Board of Mercy Regional East Hospital Ministries, and as immediate past
president of the Nurses for Newborns Foundation. Previously, she was president of
the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Missouri delegate to the National Council
of State Boards of Nursing.
Murray is a 2016 honoree of the Women’s Leadership Society of the United Way of Greater
St. Louis, recipient of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s 2016 exemplary
leadership award and St. Louis American Foundation’s 2011 Stellar Performance in Healthcare
Award, among other awards. She received the AACN’s government affairs advocate of
the year award in 2014.
Murray received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from SLU, as well as
a certificate from Harvard University’s Management and Leadership Institute. She also
earned a master’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.