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Roux named dean of UND's College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines

Posted on 8/5/2014

Gayle Roux
Gayle Roux
University of North Dakota Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Thomas DiLorenzo has announced that Gayle Roux has been named dean of UND's College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines (CNPD).

Dean Roux served until July 15 of this year as professor and interim dean of the College of Nursing at Texas Women's University at Denton, Texas. Roux (prounounced: "Roo") will assume her new responsibilities at UND on Sept. 2 of this year.

Said DiLorenzo, "It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Dr. Gayle Roux to UND and to the College. UND's College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines and its talented, committed faculty and staff are continuing its mission to provide high-quality, innovative interprofessional education, research, and service to our state. Dr. Roux will provide the leadership, experience and research focus to help move the College forward to a bright future."

Roux said, "I am honored to serve in the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines (CNPD), with its rich history and excellent reputation for improving the health and social needs of the citizens of North Dakota and the nation. This is a monumental time at UND due to the rapid economic and social changes in North Dakota. The CNPD is positioned to respond to these changes across its strong programs with its extraordinary commitment to interprofessional practice, research, and service excellence."

Roux and her husband, Robert Pawloski, will be moving to Grand Forks on Sept. 1, and will reside close to the UND campus. Pawloski is a doctor of education and is employed as a private consultant providing evaluation services to educational and social programs. Roux and Pawloski have participated in bike rides across Iowa and Nebraska. They also look forward to cross-country skiing and watching men's and women's hockey as new members of the UND and Grand Forks communities.

About Gayle Roux:

Prior to her appointment at UND, Roux served as the Interim Dean at Texas Woman's University College of Nursing in Denton, Texas, for two years. Her previous academic administration experience includes five years as associate dean at Loyola University Chicago School of Nursing and at Texas Woman's University. Roux received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska. She received her master's and Ph.D. degrees in nursing from Texas Woman's University.

Roux's research is on inner strength in women surviving chronic health conditions such as breast cancer. Roux will present her research on women with cancer at the Council for Advancement in Nursing Science in Washington, D.C., in September. She has published in many high impact research journals as well as clinical journals.

While at Virginia Commonwealth University Institute of Women's Health, she completed a National Institutes of Health Research K-Award on Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health.

Roux served as the associate editor for the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing from 2008-2010. Roux's teaching has primarily focused on teaching and mentoring of graduate students in the nurse practitioner and doctoral programs. She has maintained clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Roux was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in 2011 in recognition of her research and practice leadership in women's health.


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