August 20, 2020
TO: UNCG Faculty and Staff
RE: School of Nursing Change in Leadership
I’m writing to inform you that Dr. Robin Remsburg will step down as Dean of the School of Nursing on July 31, 2021. After a Fall 2021 research leave, she will return to the faculty and teach for a year, retiring in December 2022.
Dr. Robin Remsburg arrived at UNCG in 2013 to become Dean of the School of Nursing after serving as Professor of Nursing, Director of Nursing and Associate Dean in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. She served as the Deputy Director of the Division of Health Statistics in the National Center for Health Statistics in the CDC. She was also the Director of Research at the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and the School of Nursing. For many years, Robin was an active certified clinical nurse specialist in Gerontological and Geriatric Nursing.
During her time at UNCG, student enrollments increased due to the implementation of new programs such as the Post BSN and Post MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice program and expansion of the RN/BSN program. Robin facilitated a major revision of the pre-license undergraduate curriculum and brought in new technology to support simulation and improve student learning experiences. She helped to plan the Union Square Campus – a state of the art building designed by nurses for nursing education. Robin led the restructuring of the school and worked tirelessly in support of the Nursing faculty. She helped to plan the new nursing and instructional building, the new home of the school, which will open in Spring 2021. A new strategic plan was developed last year laying the foundation for new initiatives and programs.
While Robin’s career in higher education, nursing practice and research extends over decades, she strongly feels that her 7-year tenure at UNCG has been her best and most impactful job assignment. She says that the quality of the UNCG faculty and staff are unparalleled. They are student-centered, inspiring and innovative in their instruction of students. Achieving the best student outcomes and facilitating student success is their priority.
She looks forward to getting back in the classroom. On a personal level, she is eager to re-engage in treasure hunting (antiquing), gardening and spending quality time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.
Please join me in thanking Robin for her important contributions to UNCG. A national search for the next dean will be conducted in the Fall. Details will be announced soon.