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Maridee Shogren named dean of College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines

Shogren, who has served as interim dean since February, will begin her duties Dec. 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 begin her duties on Dec. 1.

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

“I have been impressed with her passion for the work being done by the faculty and staff in the college and look forward to seeing CNPD flourish under her leadership.”

“It is my honor to serve as the dean of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines and it is a privilege to work alongside such great faculty, staff and students,” Shogren said. “Our potential as a college is endless. Every day I am amazed at the dedication of our team and their commitment to graduate exceptional health care professionals who will serve our region and beyond. I am really looking forward to the future of the CNPD and am incredibly grateful for this opportunity.”

UND’s College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines will now have its first permanent dean since early 2019, when then-Dean Gayle Roux stepped down.

Shogren, in addition to teaching, has held several administrative leadership positions at UND, most notably as the Doctor of Nursing Practice program director and chair of graduate nursing. She served as the graduate nursing department chair from 2014 to 2017. She has been a faculty member at the college since 2008.

Shogren has been involved in funded grant work at UND since 2014. She spent three years on a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration interprofessional Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment training grant. She works with the Region 8: Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network grant teams, serving as an interprofessional technical trainer.

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