Litwack named Dean of the UWM College of Nursing
She has been serving as the interim dean of the college since July 2016, and has served as associate dean for academic affairs.
MILWAUKEE _ Kim Litwack has been named dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, effective June 1.
A professor of nursing, Litwack joined UWM in 2004. She has been serving as the interim dean of the college since July 2016, and has served as associate dean for academic affairs.
Prior to coming to UWM, she taught at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the University of New Mexico and Rush University in Chicago. Litwack earned her PhD in educational administration from Kent State University.
Litwack’s nursing background has been in the areas of critical care, perianesthesia care and more recently, ambulatory care and pain management. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, she has written on nursing education, pain management in military trauma and chronic pain.
Litwack was instrumental in creating the community paramedics program with Milwaukee Fire Department Capt. Michael Wright. The program is coordinated by the College of Nursing, Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services.
“I look forward to working closely with the College faculty to grow and strengthen our excellence in nursing education across all academic programs,” Litwack said. “It is my expectation that we can also enhance our research and scholarship among students and faculty scholars, and continue to deepen and expand our community partnerships.”
Litwack succeeds Sally Lundeen, who served as dean of the College of Nursing from 2003 to 2016.
About the UWM College of Nursing
Since 1965, the College of Nursing has developed a tradition of excellence. The College is dedicated to providing academic programs of the highest quality that are at the forefront of nursing and has been widely recognized for its innovation, leadership in the profession of nursing, and extensive collaboration with diverse community agencies. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the College in the top 15 percent of nursing schools with graduate programs.
Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 26,000 students from 89 countries on a budget of $667 million. Its 14 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2017 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, as well as a top “Green College.”