Alum Beverly Henry appointed associate dean in NIU College of Health and Human Sciences

Beverly Henry
Beverly Henry

Beverly Henry, an associate professor in the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, is the new associate dean for academic affairs in the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences.

An NIU alumna, Henry earned her bachelor’s degree from NIU’s Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science program in 1983. She received her Master of Science degree in medical dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1989, and completed her doctor of philosophy studies in higher education at Loyola University Chicago in 2003.

Henry, who has taught at NIU since 2003, succeeds Mary Pritchard, who retired May 31.

“Beverly is a respected faculty member, has served on numerous department, college and university committees, and is committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship,” said Derryl Block, dean of the college. “We are thrilled that she has joined the college leadership team.”

Henry says that she will rely on her experiences as a faculty member in her new position.

“I look forward to providing support where I can for course delivery across the broad range of content areas in our college,” Henry said, “and facilitating student success in health and human sciences while they are in school and beyond.”

by Lauren Cadogan

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