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Misericordia University Appoints Dr. Lisa May Norton as Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education

Misericordia University Appoints Dr. Lisa May Norton as Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education

 Misericordia University Appoints Dr. Lisa May Norton as Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education

Misericordia University is proud to announce the appointment of Lisa May Norton, Ed.D., as the new dean of the College of Health Sciences and Education. Norton will assume her role on September 1, 2024.

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With a distinguished career spanning over 25 years, Norton brings a wealth of experience in higher education administration and a strong commitment to advancing social justice and fostering inclusive academic environments. She joins Misericordia University from Touro University California, where she served as dean for the College of Education and Health Sciences. Her tenure at Touro was marked by her leadership in enhancing student support services, securing grants for mentoring programs, and spearheading strategic enrollment management initiatives that significantly improved student retention and success.

Norton’s academic journey and professional accomplishments make her an ideal fit for Misericordia University. She has been actively engaged in community organizations and served on various advisory boards, demonstrating her dedication to community engagement and social justice advocacy. Her extensive experience in strategic planning, accreditation processes, and program development will be invaluable in advancing the College of Health Sciences and Education's reputation and brand identity.

As Misericordia University’s mission is rooted in the charisms of mercy, service, justice, and hospitality, we are thrilled to welcome Norton. Her passion for educational leadership and collaborative leadership style are expected to benefit the university community and foster a culture of growth and excellence.

David Rehm, Ph.D., vice president of Academic Affairs, expressed his confidence in Norton’s appointment, stating, “Dr. Norton’s extensive experience and commitment to fostering inclusive and supportive educational environments align perfectly with our values at Misericordia University. We are certain that her leadership will significantly contribute to the continued success and growth of our College of Health Sciences and Education.”

For more information about Misericordia University’s College of Health Sciences and Education, click here.