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.