Robin Remsburg

Dr. Robin E. Remsburg

Dr. Robin E. Remsburg has been named dean of the School of Nursing. Remsburg, currently director of the School of Nursing and associate dean for the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University, starts work July 1.

Remsburg earned her master’s in nursing education at UNCG, graduating in 1982. She replaces retiring dean Dr. Lynne G. Pearcey.

“It is an honor to rejoin this remarkable nursing school and the Greensboro community,” Remsburg said. “UNCG launched my academic career, enabling me to do things in nursing that I never could have dreamed of—including becoming next dean of the school. The school is ideally positioned to become a national leader in student-centered education in practice, research, service and policy.  I look forward to expanding cutting-edge research and exploring innovative new academic-community partnerships to meet community needs and enhance student learning.”

Chancellor Linda P. Brady highlighted Remsburg’s experience in welcoming her to UNCG.

“With her impressive credentials, which include long-term associations with Johns Hopkins University and the National Center for Health Statistics, she will be an exceptional leader for a nursing school that has a long history of excellence,” Brady said.

“I am thrilled to bring Dr. Remsburg home to UNCG,” said Provost David H. Perrin. “Her love for this university will make her an effective leader for the nursing school, building on the many accomplishments of her predecessor, Dr. Pearcey. She will carry nursing at UNCG forward to a bright future.”

Remsburg holds a bachelor’s in nursing from UNC Chapel Hill and a PhD in nursing research from the University of Maryland. She has worked at George Mason since 2008.

From 2005-08, she served as deputy director for the Division of Health Care Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md. Her affiliation with Johns Hopkins dates back to 1987 and has involved various roles in research, administration and teaching.

Pearcey came to UNCG’s School of Nursing in 1989 and was appointed dean in 1991. Under her leadership, the School of Nursing was designated a Center of Excellence by the National League of Nursing. The school was one of only two nursing schools in the nation to earn that honor for three consecutive terms.