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Chamberlain College of Nursing Appoints Beth Marquez Atlanta Campus President — January 20, 2015

Contact: Katie Pearson
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Dr. Leila McKinney to assume new role as director of Engaged Learning Technologies at DeVry Education Group

ATLANTA, Ga. – Jan. 20, 2015 – Chamberlain College of Nursing today announced the appointment of Beth Marquez, MSN, MBA, RN, as president of its Atlanta campus effective immediately. She succeeds Leila McKinney, DNP, MSN, APRN, NP-C, who had served as president of the Atlanta campus since the campus opened in 2012.

Marquez has more than 15 years of academic and leadership experience in healthcare, including serving as dean of academic operations for the Atlanta campus when it opened in 2012 and as dean of academic affairs since 2013. In her new role, Marquez will oversee curriculum implementation, delivery of student services, growth and development of regional clinical partnerships and management of day-to-day campus operations.

“Beth’s diverse background in nursing, academic and enterprise healthcare and her long-standing dedication to Chamberlain students make her our ideal choice to succeed Dr. McKinney as campus president,” said Susan Groenwald, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, national president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. “She exemplifies our dedication to providing students with extraordinary care – Chamberlain Care – through her exceptional leadership abilities, dedication, compassion, and laser focus on student success. We’re confident she’ll bring this level of care and integrity to her new role to help students achieve academic success and their career goals.”

Before joining Chamberlain, Marquez was dean of nursing at Rasmussen College in Green Bay, Wisconsin and, most recently, senior manager of health and productivity at The Home Depot corporate headquarters. Marquez is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses Association and the Georgia Association of Deans and Directors. She is currently earning her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Chamberlain and holds a Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration degrees.  

“During my time at Chamberlain, I’ve had the privilege to encourage students to embrace a spirit of service and compassion as they care for the patients of our local and global communities,” Marquez said. “The continued opportunity to support Chamberlain students in making a positive impact in the Atlanta area and beyond is a passion of mine as I nurture student dedication to improving patient care.”

McKinney has transitioned to DeVry Education Group, the parent organization of Chamberlain College of Nursing, to lead the newly formed Engaged Learning Technologies department. As director of Engaged Learning Technologies, McKinney will combine her interests in technology and higher education to develop innovative active-learning modalities, including educational simulations and gaming, that will benefit all students of DeVry Education Group institutions.

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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 eight 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 at Chamberlain College of Nursing 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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