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Galen College of Nursing Names Kelley Campus President

CINCINNATI, Ohio – June 10, 2010 – Galen College of Nursing today announced that Mary Ellen Kelley, MSN, MEd, RN, APN, CNS, has been named campus president.

Kelley has three decades of nursing and higher education leadership experience and has served as a member of the Ohio Board of Regents/University System of Ohio Registered Nursing Program Academic Validation Team. Kelley has served on numerous advisory councils, boards of trustees and college boards and has successfully led a number of nursing and allied health programs through programmatic and regional accreditation. In addition, she is an experienced grant writer, health care and curriculum consultant, and a professional workshop speaker.

“We are extremely pleased that Kelley has joined the college,” said Galen College of Nursing Vice President of Academic Affairs Tracy A. Ortelli, MS, RN, CNE. “Her combined experience in nursing and academic administration will help Galen immensely as we grow and continue to improve the education we offer to our students.”

Galen President Mark A. Vogt added, “Kelley’s roots in the Cincinnati community make her an immeasurable asset. Most importantly, her commitment to education and healthcare, along with her knowledge and professionalism, make her a perfect fit for this important leadership position.”

About Galen College of Nursing

Founded over 20 years ago, Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest private nursing schools in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, the College offers practical/vocational nurse (PN/VN) and associate degree nursing programs to students on its campuses in Louisville, Ky., San Antonio, Texas, Tampa Bay, Fla., and Cincinnati, Ohio. Galen is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. For more information about Galen College of Nursing, visit our website.

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