Two African American Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Danielle Lauria is the new dean of nursing, health, and wellness at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California. She had seen serving as director of didactic education at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Earlier, she was the allied health program director and department chair at San Diego Mesa College.

Lauria began her career as a primary care physician assistant and has worked in family practice, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and dermatology. She holds a physician assistant degree and a master of public health degree.

Sarah Price was appointed dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University. Dr. Price is a tenured professor with more than 35 years of experience in K-20 education. She has been interim dean of the College of Education since 2022.

A native of Martinsville, Virginia, Dr. Price holds a bachelor’s degree in health education and physical education from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. She received a master’s degree in adapted physical education at Ohio State University and completed a doctorate in motor behavior at the University of Florida.

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