December 19, 2012


Columbus, Ohio…Mount Carmel College of Nursing President/Dean Ann E. Schiele announced the appointment of a new chair and new board member to the College’s Board of Trustees. Ed Gaydos, Ph.D., has been named chair and Jeri Milstead, Ph.D., R.N., as board member. Both will join for a three year term effective September 2012.

Dr. Gaydos has served on the board since December 2007 and brings extensive experience to the chair. Gaydos was Senior Vice President at Limited Brands, leading executive development and succession planning, and working closely with the CEO and board officers to identify and develop the most senior talent in the organization. Gaydos also spent 21 years at Anheuser-Busch Companies in roles ranging from corporate selection systems to international executive and organization development.

Gaydos co-founded Selection Research International, Inc. (SRI) over 30 years ago and helped to conduct the original research on the personal, familial and organizational factors predicting international assignment failure. An advisor to SRI throughout his corporate career, Gaydos helped SRI develop its current set of screening tools and selection systems. Rejoining SRI in 2007, Gaydos manages SRI’s global talent development and executive coaching practices.

Gaydos is a Vietnam Veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star. He holds a doctorate in industrial and organization psychology from the University of Missouri. He is past president of The Conference Board’s Organizational Development Group, and past president of the Human Resource Planning Society.

Dr. Milstead joins the board with a distinguished foundation in nursing education. Milstead is retired professor and dean emerita, University of Toledo College of Nursing, and an internationally known expert in public policy and the politics of health care. She is the editor and senior author of Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, 4th edition and the Handbook of Nursing Leadership: Creative Skills for a Culture of Safety.

Milstead has invited chapters in two other current nursing textbooks, has published in national and international journals, and was editor-in-chief of The International Nurse. Milstead was a policy advisor in the Washington, DC, office of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-H.I., was president of the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina, and held leadership positions in the State Nurses Associations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

Milstead received a diploma from Mount Carmel School of Nursing where she became a Distinguished Alumna in 2000. She holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Georgia, a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in nursing from The Ohio State University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and is board-certified as a Nurse Executive-Advanced.

“Both Ed and Jeri are wonderful assets to our board,” Schiele said. “They have extensive knowledge and leadership experience that assist us ensuring the continued success of our institution.”

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is among the state’s largest undergraduate nursing programs and offers a graduate program in nursing as well as certification programs and continuing education. Mount Carmel is affiliated with the Mount Carmel Health System. Founded in 1903 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the College is located on the campus of Mount Carmel West Hospital.

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