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Meet Dr. Lassetter

8/31/2020 8:48:03 AM - Jeff L. Peery

Dr. Jane Hansen Lassetter (AS ’81, BS ’98, MS ’01) PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named the new dean of the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University and began her five-year term in July.

Her contributions include regional and international leadership, and promotion of cultural sensitivity and improved health for underserved populations often overlooked in healthcare policy and research. She currently serves as the president of the Western Institute of Nursing and past-president of the International Family Nursing Association. 

Lassetter received a doctor of philosophy degree from Oregon Health and Science University in 2008 and a graduate certificate in healthcare ethics from Creighton University in 2016. She received her baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing from BYU.

She replaced Dr. Patricia Ravert (AS ’74, BS ’75, MS ’94), who served as dean since 2012 and recently retired.

Professor Dr. Beth Luthy (MS ’05) was named as the associate dean of graduate studies and evidence-based practice. Associate professor Dr. Julie L. Valentine has been named as the new associate dean of undergraduate studies and research. Assistant dean Kathy A. Whitenight remains in her position and oversees resource management for the college.

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