Chamberlain University Appoints New Cleveland Campus President — January 31, 2018



CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jan. 31, 2018 – Chamberlain University has promoted Brenda Spear, MSN, RN, CNS, NEA-BC, FNAP to president of its Cleveland campus. In her new role, Spear oversees all aspects of the nursing program at the Cleveland campus including overall academic excellence, student services and support, operational efficiency, and student success.

A leader in the industry for more than 125 years, Chamberlain serves 30,000 students nationwide and is committed to preparing extraordinary nurses who will transform healthcare. Chamberlain is operated by Adtalem Global Education.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brenda Spear to serve as Cleveland’s new campus president,” said Susan Groenwald, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, president of Chamberlain University. “We look forward to her dedication, leadership expertise and extensive knowledge in the industry that will help further develop the campus and serve the next generation of nurses.”

Since joining Chamberlain University in 2014, Spear has served as assistant professor and most recently, dean of academic affairs. Spear began her career in healthcare as a staff nurse at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. After working as a nurse for more than 16 years, Spear transitioned to serve as the executive director of patient care services at Summa Health System, before joining Chamberlain University in 2014.  

Spear received her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Medical College of Ohio, her master of science in nursing (MSN) from University of Phoenix and is currently enrolled in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program through Chamberlain University. She has also participated in several research publications and received certifications and awards such as, Cardiac Rehabilitation & Lipid Management Certification, and Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification. Spear also was recognized by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing with the Nursing Leadership award.


Chamberlain University  
Chamberlain University is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Chamberlain University’s mission is to educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities and nations. Chamberlain University is comprised of the College of Nursing, which offers a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible post-licensure programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificates, and the College of Health Professions, which offers a Master in Public Health degree program. To learn more, visit   

Chamberlain University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, HLC is a regional agency that accredits U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. Chamberlain College of Nursing programs are also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For the most updated accreditation information, visit  

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended Chamberlain College of Nursing can be found at 

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