The College of Nursing welcomes Dr. Bimbola Akintade as our new dean
The College of Nursing welcomes. Dr. Bimbola Akintade as our new dean of the East Carolina University College of Nursing, following an extensive national search. Akintade will succeed Dr. Sylvia Brown, who has led the College of Nursing as dean since 2009
Dr. Akintade earned his PhD in 2011 from the University of Maryland Baltimore as well as a Master of Healthcare Administration/Healthcare Organizational Leadership the same year from the University of Maryland University College. In 2012, he earned an MBA in international healthcare business from the University of Maryland University College. He earned an MS in 2005 with a focus on the acute care nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist role and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2003.
He will take the helm from Dr. Brown, whose nursing and leadership experience spans 41 years and has seen the growth and expansion of the ECU College of Nursing’s programs, facilities and impact on North Carolina.
Dr. Brown leaves an impressive legacy. She and her colleagues have built one of the very best colleges in the nation. The impact of her work over the decades as a faculty member and as dean for the last 14 years will be felt by students and their patients for decades to come. Dean Brown is worthy of our deep appreciation and our collective admiration.
Dr. Akintade will help us to build upon our excellent college. It is clear from our interactions that he is an impressive leader with tremendous vision and superior capacity for strategy. We know that our College of Nursing will be in very good hands.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Bimbola Akintade as dean of the ECU College of Nursing.