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Maridee Shogren appointed Dean of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines

Shogren, who has been acting dean since February, will take up her duties on December 1

UND Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Eric Link has appointed Maridee Shogren as Dean of the University’s College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines.

Shogren, who has served the college as interim dean since February, will take up her duties on December 1.

“DR. Shogren brings outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines,” said Link. “She has proven to be a collaborative and innovative leader who will work across the University and with external stakeholders to advance our To best serve students and the state of North Dakota.

“I was impressed by her passion for the work of the faculty and staff of the college and look forward to seeing the CNPD flourish under her leadership.”

“I am honored to serve as Dean of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines and privileged to work with such great faculty, staff and students,” said Shogren. “Our potential as a university is endless. I am amazed every day by our team’s dedication and commitment to producing exceptional medical professionals who will serve our region and beyond. I am very excited about the future of the CNPD and incredibly grateful for this opportunity.”

The UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines will now have its first permanent dean since early 2019 when then-dean Gayle Roux resigned.

Shogren has held several senior administrative positions at UND in addition to teaching, most notably as Program Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Chair in Nursing Diploma. From 2014 to 2017 she was Chair of the Nursing Department. She has been a lecturer at the college since 2008.

Shogren has been involved with funded grant work at UND since 2014. She spent three years on an Interprofessional Training Grant from the Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Board for screening, brief intervention, and referral for treatment. She works with the Region 8: Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center and Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network grant teams and serves as an interprofessional technical trainer.

In addition to her academic duties, Shogren has been a registered nurse and midwife for 21 years and a registered nurse since 1991. She has maintained an active clinical practice in a variety of roles, most recently serving as a women’s health care consultant for the Community’s Federally Recognized Health Center. Shogren also serves as the principal investigator for the Don’t Quit the Quit program addressing the opioid epidemic in rural North Dakota and is supported by the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts.