Incoming President and Dean Dr. Wynd Gets to Know MCCN
President and Dean, Christine Wynd, PhD, RN, began getting acquainted with MCCN before her first day on July 1, 2014. On Monday, March 10, Dr. Wynd paid a visit to the College to meet and greet faculty and staff at a special afternoon reception. In January, the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Board of Trustees, together with Mount Carmel Health System, announced Dr. Wynd’s appointment as the incoming President and Dean. Dr. Wynd will succeed current President and Dean Ann Schiele, PhD, RN, who will become President Emeritus on July 31.
Dr. Wynd currently is the Dean and Strawbridge Professor at the Breen School of Nursing at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, where she presided over the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing. Her experience in nursing education and leadership is extensive and includes directing the PhD in Nursing program at the University of Akron and teaching at both The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Wynd retired from the U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Corps at the rank of colonel in 2001. Her military experience includes serving as chief nurse for two separate Combat Support Hospitals and as the Reserve representative to the office of the assistant chief, Army Nurse Corps.
Dr. Wynd was selected to be MCCN’s next President and Dean following an extensive national search though a Search Committee chaired by MCCN Board of Trustees member Brian Tierney. Dr. Wynd received her doctoral degree (PhD) in Nursing Executive Administration from Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Science degree in nursing from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Saint John College. She is married to Charles Santose and has two grown children, Rachel Santose, who lives in Gouverneur, New York, and son Nathan Wynd, who resides in Columbus, Ohio.
(Photo: At the Welcome Event: Carol McGuire, Dr. Christine Wynd, Dr. Ann Schiele and Kathy Espy)