Dr. Ronald Rochon, provost, has announced the appointment of Dr. Mayola Rowser as interim director of Graduate Studies at the University of Southern Indiana. This position will oversee university-wide graduate program development and will report directly to the provost. The appointment will be effective Monday, February 10, 2014
Rowser, who joined USI in 2004, is currently assistant dean of USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions and chair of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.
She earned an associate’s degree from the University of Evansville; bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Indiana; and Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certificates and Doctor of Nursing Practice, and PhD degrees, all from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). She holds certifications and licenses from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Indiana State Board of Nursing, and the Indiana Controlled Substance Regulation.
“I am extremely pleased about Dr. Rowser’s willingness to serve in this capacity at USI. Her work both on- and off-campus lends to the overwhelming support she receives from her colleagues. Our Graduate Studies office has come to be acknowledged by its productive outcomes; and I have complete confidence that she will continue this practice.”
Rowser previously served the College of Nursing and Health Professions as an assistant professor of nursing, and as project coordinator, project director, and principal investigator for a Health Resource Services Administration grant.
She is the 2005 recipient of the Academic Excellence and Community Service Award from UTHSC, the 2003 recipient of the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award from USI’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, and a 2002 recipient of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Doctoral Fellowship. She holds professional memberships in various organizations; has been published in numerous journals and publications; and is a regular presenter at regional, national, and international conferences and events. She has also been instrumental in securing numerous grants for USI.
“I’m excited about this appointment and I look forward to serving the University as interim director of Graduate Studies.” Rowser said.