Brent W. Webb, academic vice president at Brigham Young University, has appointed Patricia Ravert as the next dean of the College of Nursing. A former associate dean of the college, she began her five-year term Aug. 1.
“Patty has a strong combination of experiences that prepare her well for this new responsibility,” said Webb. “She has a deep love for the college and Brigham Young University, and she has the confidence of the BYU administration and the Board of Trustees.”
The search committee had a difficult task in evaluating the qualified candidates, according to Webb. “I appreciate the willingness of these candidates to be considered, and I thank publicly the search committee, the candidates, and those who participated so thoughtfully in this process,” he said.
"I am also deeply grateful to Dean Beth Cole who has served so well as dean. She has provided effective leadership and has brought strong insights, skills, and good humor to our university councils, “ said Webb, who noted that Ravert will be working closely with Cole during this transition period.
Ravert completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at BYU as valedictorian in 1975 and then began a professional career with Intermountain Health Care. She returned to BYU in the mid-1990s to obtain her master’s degree in nursing administration and went on to complete a doctorate from the University of Utah in 2004.
She joined the BYU faculty in 1999 where she is an associate professor and coordinator of the Nursing and Learning Center and Clinical Simulation Laboratory. Additionally, last year she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the organization’s 38th annual meeting and conference in Washington, D.C., for her outstanding contributions to the nursing profession.
For more information, contact the College of Nursing at 801-422-4144.