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Chamberlain College of Nursing Appoints Three Members to Board of Trustees — September 6, 2013

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Accomplished leaders bring diverse experience in healthcare, education and business to board

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Sept. 6, 2013 – Chamberlain College of Nursing announces the appointment of Christopher Begley, Gregory Davis and Rita Wray to its board of trustees. The board is the institutional governing body for Chamberlain, overseeing academic, operational and financial policies.

"Our new members’ experience and knowledge will strengthen the board’s perspective as we continue to meet the evolving needs of Chamberlain’s student body,” said Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, chair of Chamberlain College of Nursing Board of Trustees and clinical professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. “The board provides valuable insight as Chamberlain expands its quality educational offerings.”

Profiles of the new board members are as follows: 

  • Christopher B. Begley, MBA, is the founding CEO and previous executive chairman of Hospira. He oversaw Hospira's 2004 spin-off from Abbott Laboratories and drove the development of the company’s business strategies, growth plans and guiding principles. Prior to Hospira, Begley was president of the hospital products and chemical and agricultural products divisions at Abbott Laboratories. Begley is a director of Zimmer, Inc. and DeVry Inc. and chairman of Hillshire Brands. 
  • Gregory S. Davis is DeVry Inc.’s senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. In addition, he oversees DeVry’s security and business continuity and ombudsman functions. Prior to joining DeVry, Davis held a variety of legal and general management roles. He was the vice president, general counsel and secretary of La Petite Academy, Inc. and ran La Petite’s Montessori Unlimited division. He was also a partner in Andersen Worldwide, serving in various legal and business roles. Davis’ background includes extensive experience in education, distributed services, regulated businesses, multi-unit operations, mergers and acquisitions, governance, compliance, securities and employment.
  • Rita Wray, MBA, RN, BC, FAAN, is deputy executive director of the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration and founder and CEO of W.E., Inc., a national independent healthcare consulting firm. Wray has made significant contributions as a leader in numerous professional organizations. She was a member of the board of directors for the National Black Nurses Association; past president of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias affiliate; chairperson of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; co-chairperson of Chapter Strategic Development for the American Red Cross; and member of the board of directors for the American Cancer Society.

The Chamberlain College of Nursing Board of Trustees’ responsibilities include advancing Chamberlain’s vision and mission, establishing new or changing existing academic programs and providing expertise on the nursing profession and on issues that impact the healthcare industry.

For more information about the Chamberlain College of Nursing Board of Trustees, visit 


 About Chamberlain College of Nursing
For 125 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of excellence in nursing education. Chamberlain is increasing access to nursing education nationwide with campuses offering the three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible online programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and Graduate Certificates.

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, HLC is one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791). The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.

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