Provost Nowell Donovan has appointed Susan Weeks, former dean of the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, to serve in the role of vice provost.
As vice provost, Weeks’ primary responsibilities encompass advocacy for TCU’s academic enhancement programs including Institutional Effectiveness; the Center for International Studies; the Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation and Engagement; and Interdisciplinary Studies, among others. These programs cross boundaries between schools and colleges and advocate global citizenship and ethical leadership, speaking directly to the university’s mission. Weeks will have ultimate accountability for these programs and their resources—fiscal, facilities and human.
“TCU is a person-centric institution with immense potential for growth and Dr. Weeks’ academic pedigree and skilled leadership are the perfect complement,” said Donovan.
Since 2015, Weeks has served as dean of Harris College and executive director of the Health Innovation Institute at TCU. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and serves on the board of trustees for Texas Health Resources and the regional board of the American Red Cross.
Weeks earned her undergraduate degree from William Jewell College, a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from TCU. She is a clinical nurse specialist, a licensed chemical dependency counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Suzy Lockwood will serve as interim dean of Harris College in addition to her current role as associate dean of Nursing.
Suzy Lockwood, interim dean for Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Lockwood has been with TCU since 1997, serving as both the associate dean for Nursing and director of the Center for Oncology Education & Research. She coordinates the undergraduate oncology nursing emphasis program and leads a variety of collaborative oncology initiatives across campus. Lockwood is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and remains active in many professional organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree from TCU, and both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington.
A national search for a new dean of Harris College will begin this fall.