Yale School of Nursing Dean Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, announced in a letter to the YSN community today that she plans to step down from her position at the end of her term concluding in August, 2015.
Grey, a ’76 YSN alumna, returned to Yale in 1993 to assume the role of associate dean for scholarly affairs, where she directed the research enterprise of the School and established the PhD program in nursing. She assumed the Deanship of the School on September 1, 2005 and was reappointed to a second term in 2010.
In a statement to the University community, Yale President Peter Salovey said, “Under [Margaret’s] leadership, the school has been recognized as one of the top three schools of nursing in the country, and it has moved to a beautiful new home at the Yale West Campus. Margaret is a wonderful leader and scientist, and I know she will make many contributions to her discipline in the years to come.”
The School’s endowment has grown to nearly $100 million during Grey’s administration and student financial aid has expanded considerably. Grey engineered the School’s relocation to its new and expanded facility on Yale’s West Campus in West Haven, Conn., and oversaw the development of many new programs and initiatives, including the addition of a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program as well as a full curriculum revision, which is still underway.
Grey said that “It has been an honor and privilege to serve YSN in this capacity. Now it is time for new leadership, and for me to return to teaching, mentoring young scholars, and my program of research which has been neglected of late. I believe that I can best serve the School going forward by re-engaging in research.”
A pediatric nurse practitioner with expertise in diabetes, Dr. Grey plans to return to her research and teaching after a well-earned sabbatical.
In the coming months, Yale President Peter Salovey will announce the plans and structure of a committee that will take on the work of finding Grey’s replacement.
Click here to read Grey’s letter to the YSN community.