In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

Margaret W. Lewis, former dean of the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, died on December 21. She was 84 years old.

Dr. Lewis began her career in 1958 as a staff nurse at the former Florida A&M University Hospital. She joined the faculty at the university in 1959. After teaching for a time at the nursing school of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Dr. Lewis joined the staff of the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University in 1982. Over her career, she was employed by the university for more than 37 years. She retired in 2003. Four years later, the university renamed its School of Allied Health Sciences Building in her honor.

Larry Robinson, interim president of Florida A&M University, stated that “Dr. Margaret Lewis was regal. She was a great administrator who cared deeply for her students and faculty. Her contributions to FAMU extend far beyond the School of Nursing and will be etched in our history forever.”

Dr. Lewis was a graduate of Florida A&M University. She earned a master’s degree at Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University and Dagmawi Woubshet at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is Established at Bowie State University

"The new program will help to increase the number of counselor educators within the counseling field and the number of competent Black counselor educators," says Dr. Otis Williams, chair of the Bowie State University department of counseling and psychological studies.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Increase Representation of Black Graduate...

"We are excited by this partnership with UT Health Science Center and the opportunities this brings to our students who wish to pursue advanced degrees," said Kuldeep Rawat, dean of the Elizabeth City State University School of Science, Health and Technology.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Featured Jobs