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UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines names new dean

Shogren brings myriad of academic and public health experience to position

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Maridee Shogren, dean of UND's College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines
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GRAND FORKS — UND’s College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines has named Maridee Shogren as its dean.

Shogren, who begins her role on Dec. 1, has worked in UND’s faculty of nursing since 2008. She most recently served as director of the doctor of nursing program, and chair of the college’s graduate nursing program.

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“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 via a UND press release. "Our potential as a college is endless. Every day I am amazed at the dedication of our team and their commitment to graduate exceptional healthcare 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.”

Shogren has also worked with several federally-funded grant initiatives during her time at UND, in the fields of substance abuse and mental health care. She currently serves as principal investigator for North Dakota’s “don’t quit the quit program,” an initiative tasked with combating the state’s opioid epidemic.

In addition to her academic career, Shogren has practiced as a registered nurse since 1991, and as nurse midwife for 21 years. She also serves as principal investigator for North Dakota’s “don’t quit the quit program,” an initiative tasked with combating the state’s opioid epidemic.

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Shogren is the college’s first permanently appointed dean since 2019, when Dean Gayle Roux stepped down.

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