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USD Health Sciences Associate Dean elected to national post

VERMILLION, S.D. -- June Larson, M.S.N., R.N., A.N.E.F., associate dean of the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences, has been elected to serve on the National League of Nursing’s Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors provides leadership and guidance to the National League of Nursing, the voice of nursing education in the United States, and the premier organization for nursing faculty, schools of nursing and leaders in nursing education.

“We are very proud of Dean Larson’s significant achievements and the deserved recognition from her peers as a national leader in nursing and health sciences education,” said Michael Lawler, Ph.D., M.S.W., Dean of the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences.

Larson’s position on the Board of Governors runs from 2014 – 2017. Larson has also been named a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education.

Download a photo of Larson.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News