Dr. Sonya R. Hardin, School of Nursing Dean
Dr. Sonya R. Hardin, School of Nursing Dean

New Nursing Dean Appointed

Sonya Renae Hardin, PhD, MBA/MHA, CCRN, NP-C, FAAN

Sonya Renae Hardin, PhD, MBA/MHA, CCRN, NP-C, FAAN, has been appointed dean of the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, replacing Dean Eileen Breslin who is retiring after 14 successful years in the role.

Dr. Hardin, who assumed her role in June, brings broad experience in nursing school administration and patient care, as well as research, fundraising and collaboration with academia and industry to advance health in her communities. Her work in acute- and critical-care nursing as well as research in aging and chronic diseases are nationally recognized.

She is a strong advocate for nursing within the institutions and communities she has served.

“Dr. Hardin has had a distinguished career touching all aspects of academic nursing, including working in administrative and leadership positions on the inpatient, outpatient and academic sides of health care,” said William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio). “She is a principled leader who builds collaboration and consensus while establishing priorities to help institutions achieve their strategic vision.”

“I am excited to join a team focused on student success, innovative research and the delivery of excellent health care to the region,” Dr. Hardin said. “San Antonio is a city that cares about people.”

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