Baker College of Cadillac Appoints Kelley as Dean of Health Sciences

August 14, 2009

Baker College of Cadillac has appointed Cynthia L. Kelley (Cindy) as dean of health sciences. She succeeds Gail Bullard, who has accepted a position as director of health sciences for the Baker College System.

“Cindy has been an integral part of our nursing program, and has served with professionalism and integrity,” said Robert Van Dellen, Ph.D., Baker College of Cadillac president. “We are very pleased that she has accepted this leadership role as we continue to move our health sciences programs forward.”

In her new position, Kelley is responsible for the administration of all the health sciences programs at Baker’s Cadillac campus. She is the primary community liaison for these programs, including nursing, veterinary technician, surgical technician, medical assistant, billing specialist, coding specialist, EMT and paramedic training, certified nurse aide training, massage therapy and the general sciences courses.

Prior to this appointment, Kelley was site coordinator and instructor for the nursing associate degree program at Baker College of Cadillac. Before joining Baker in 2007, she was a treatment coordinator at the Cadillac Family Dental for three years. Kelley has more than 35 years of experience as a registered professional nurse, primarily in managerial and administrative roles. She has worked in a variety of health care settings, including St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers in Indiana, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana, and the U.S. Navy. While serving in the military, one of her first assignments was to care for President Nixon during his hospitalization in 1973.

Kelley, a Mesick resident, holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Barry University in Miami and a master’s degree from Indiana University, Indianapolis.

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