Hampton University has released the name of its new interim dean for its School of Nursing! Learn more about it in the official release below!

Hampton University is pleased to announce that Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery, RN is the new Interim Dean of the School of Nursing. 

“We are very excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Arlene J. Montgomery, as Interim Dean of the School of Nursing. Dr. Montgomery’s extensive experience in the healthcare field will maintain the high quality of professional nursing education currently provided to our students. Under her leadership the School of Nursing will continue to be the premier producer of nurses,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.

Dr. Montgomery is no stranger to the Hampton University School of Nursing or the position of Dean.   

“Serving as interim dean and dean on three different occasions, I have been a part of many changes in the University and the School of Nursing,” said Dr. Montgomery. “During the early days of the School of Nursing, its core focus was quality education, community services outreach, and scholarship (grants, research, and publications).  I envision continuing this focus with the infusion of seamless programs such as BS-PhD and BS-DNP, a community health clinic with telehealth capabilities, and the globalization of nursing education.” 

Dr. Montgomery is a graduate of Hampton Institute (University), where she received the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1979. She received the Master of Science degree in nursing with concentrations in education and administration from Hampton University in 1984. Later, she received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in urban studies with concentrations in education and health administration from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, and a diploma in strategy and policy from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. 

Dr. Montgomery is a Colonel (Retired) in the United States Army Reserve Nurse Corps where her last assignment was Chief Nurse of a Field Hospital. At Hampton University, she has held the positions of chairperson of the Departments of Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Education, assistant dean for academic affairs, director of the nursing administration track, administrator of the Nursing Center and Health Mobile, Endowed Professor of Nursing, and past dean of the School of Nursing.