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ASU-Newport names new dean of NursingĀ and Health Professions


Special to the Independent

NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport has announced that Dr. Typhanie Myers is the new dean of Nursing and Health Professions. Myers has been with ASU-Newport since 2016, serving as coordinator for institutional effectiveness and academic outreach and associate dean for Applied Sciences.

She started her educational journey at a community college, earning an associate’s degree in education at Ozarka College. Myers went on to graduate with honors from Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in education

She completed her master’s degree in education administration and doctorate of education in organizational leadership with an emphasis in higher education leadership at Grand Canyon University.

Nursing and Health Professions encompasses some of ASUN’s most competitive programs including practical nursing, registered nursing and surgical technology. Other programs include emergency medicine, patient care technician and pre-health professions.

Dr. Holly Smith, vice chancellor for academic affairs, said Myers has a vast skill set that will allow her to excel.

“Dr. Myers’ background and experience in program development, assessment and building strong industry partnerships make her an excellent fit for this position,” Smith said. “These qualifications were essential as we selected our new dean. She has a vision to expand ASUN’s role as a major academic and workforce resource for the state in both K-12 and higher education partnerships and industry-driven education and training.”

Myers lives in Cave City. She is the mother of two daughters. One is a student at Arkansas State University, and one is a student at Cave City High School.