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Ortiz Named Dean of College of Health Sciences

Mario Ortiz, new dean of the college of health sciences.  Photo courtesy of Purdue North Central

Mario Ortiz, new dean of the college of health sciences.
Photo courtesy of Purdue North Central

IU South Bend Report

Dr. Mario Ortiz has been named the Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. Ortiz is currently the Chair of the nursing department at Purdue University North Central (PNC) in Westville, Indiana. He will begin his duties at IU South Bend on July 1, 2013.

Ortiz has served the nursing department at PNC in various roles since 2005. Previously, he worked in the Schools of Nursing at the University of Portland in Oregon, Cleveland State University in Ohio, the University of Nevada in Reno and DePaul University in Chicago.

“Dr. Ortiz has a proven record of success in developing health care programs and has established and nurtured critical partnerships with healthcare providers throughout north central Indiana” said IU South Bend Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Alfred J. Guillaume, Jr. “He is a respected scholar nationally and internationally as a healthcare theorist, and has a rich portfolio of faculty and staff development.”

Ortiz has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from Valparaiso University and a Doctorate in philosophy, nursing from Loyola University in Chicago.

Douglas McMillen, professor of chemistry at IU South Bend, has been serving as interim dean since the death of Mary Jo Regan-Kubinski in 2011.

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