Provost Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg has appointed Susan Mace Weeks, D.N.P, as the Provost’s Advisor to the TCU School of Medicine Transition, a resource to the leadership team as the school advances its success under the sole responsibility of TCU. After a successful collaborative launch of a new medical school for Fort Worth, the school is evolving to better meet the needs of medical students and the rapidly expanding regional health care landscape.
In this new role, Weeks will work alongside Dean Stuart Flynn, Senior Associate Dean Jennifer Allie, Senior Associate Dean Judy Bernas, and consultant Dan Jones, to lead the strategic priorities for the TCU School of Medicine throughout the school’s transition. Some of her vice provost responsibilities will be modified during her time of service in this role.
“Dr. Week’s considerable depth of knowledge and experience in health care and education, and her extensive ties to health care organizations, makes her a valuable asset to the TCU School of Medicine’s leadership team,” said Provost Dahlberg. “Like everyone at TCU, she is committed to ensuring that our students continue to receive the best medical education possible.”
Weeks, a doctor of nursing practice, joined TCU in 1994 and served as dean of the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences from 2015 to 2018 when she was named Vice Provost. As dean, she worked with leadership on the new School of Medicine and chaired the search committee that hired Dean Flynn. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for a large regional health care system, serves on the board of directors for the Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and is a Distinguished Fellow and practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. She serves on national health care leadership committees including the Healthcare System Excellence Expert Panel and the Quality Health Care Expert Panel.
“Dr. Weeks has been a wonderful friend and resource to the School of Medicine since, actually before, its inception,” said Dean Flynn. “Her knowledge of health care and education, as well as her impressive leadership skills, will help ensure a smooth transition as we make the exciting move to the TCU School of Medicine.”