Arkansas State University has named a new dean for its College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Dr. Scott Gordon will be taking on the role, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse announced. Gordon is coming to A-State from Kennesaw State University, where he served as associate dean and former interim dean of the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services.
He will be succeeding Dr. Susan Hanrahan in the role. Gordon is set to begin as the CNHP dean once the ASU System Board of Trustees approves his hiring during its June meeting.
“Dr. Gordon brings a wide background of academic research and leadership to Arkansas State, and his experience at Kennesaw State in the leadership of a college structured very similarly to ours is a great strength,” Damphousse said in a statement. “The College of Nursing and Health Professions is one of our largest colleges, and it has a huge impact on our health care community and local economy.”
Gordon joined Kennesaw State as associate dean in 2017 and served as both the interim executive director of the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth and as the interim dean of the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services. Before joining Kennesaw State, the U.S. Army veteran was the department chair and full professor of kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
A Bowdoin College graduate, he also holds a master’s degree and doctorate degree from Penna State University with post-doctoral work at theUniversity of Texas Medical School at Houston, and at the University of Missouri