SALT LAKE CITY, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing (NLN), will kick off Western Governors University's (WGU) new lecture series next week, discussing Leadership in Nursing. Dr. Malone's lecture will take place Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m., at the Salt Lake City Library. The lecture is free and open to the public, who are requested to RSVP at www.wgu.edu/sagetalks_registration.
Since 2007, Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, has served as the CEO of National League for Nursing, the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education with 38,500 individual and 1,300 institutional members. Throughout her career she has worked as a surgical staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, director of nursing, and assistant administrator of nursing. She was ranked amongst the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2010 and 2015. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine, joined the board of the Kaiser Family Foundation, and served on the Advisory Committee on Minority Health, a federal panel established to advise the US Secretary of Health and Human Services.
WGU's new lecture series, Sage Talks, is named after the university's mascot and has been created to provide personal and professional development, inspiration, and continuing education opportunities to the community. The series will feature leaders and innovators in fields represented by each of WGU's four colleges: business, education, healthcare, and information technology. Lecture topics will be centered on leadership, new innovations and disruptions, and how education shapes the future.
Established in 1997 with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, WGU now serves nearly 70,000 students nationwide and has more than 63,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. It has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and enabling the workforce needed in today's rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. The University's 2015 Annual Report is now available online.
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