KOKOMO, Ind. — Susan Hendricks joins Indiana University Kokomo as dean of the School of Nursing, leading undergraduate and graduate programs including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the new family nurse practitioner track in the Master of Science in Nursing program.
Mark Canada, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, welcomes Hendricks back to IU Kokomo.
“Susan is an experienced administrator who has been recognized for both her teaching and her service,” he said. “She comes to a very successful School of Nursing, which is poised for even more success. The future looks bright.”
Hendricks looks forward to her leadership role on campus, where she began her career as a nurse educator and taught for 18 years. She is excited to be part of the continued growth, particularly in the School of Nursing.
“It’s an opportunity for me to be a teacher in a place that’s doing well, and has potential for even more,” she said. “I’ve learned from some of the top leaders in the field of nursing education, and now I can bring that to a school that is more personal.”
Most recently, Hendricks was associate dean for undergraduate programs for the IU School of Nursing. She is a member of IU’s Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching, and won a Trustee’s Teaching Award while at IU Kokomo.
Hendricks earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; and earned an Ed.D. in adult and community education from Ball State University.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.