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August 23, 2001

Hopkins named College of Health and
Human Services dean

Marilyn Hopkins, dean of Health and Human Services.Marilyn Hopkins has been appointed dean of California State University, Sacramento's College of Health and Human Services by President Donald R. Gerth. The appointment was made effective in June. Hopkins has been the College's interim dean since May 2000.

Prior to becoming dean, Hopkins served as the College's associate dean and as a professor in the division of nursing. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from CSUS and master's and doctorate degrees in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. She is a graduate of the management development program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Hopkins has 23 years of teaching experience in professional issues, ethics, research, theory development and medical-surgical nursing. Her clinical work was in oncology and critical care. She also has expertise in various forms of distance and distributed education.

Hopkins is the project director for a four-year Stuart Foundation grant to enhance inter-professional learning opportunities for students working in the community with high-risk children and families. In addition, she heads up a three-year AmeriCorps grant to support mentoring programs for youths in low-performing schools.

More information is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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