Roman takes over as dean

Dr. Cynthia Roman is the new dean of the Health Sciences Division and director of Nursing at MCCC.

Roman holds a doctorate degree in higher education, is a licensed RN and certified nursing educator, and served as a pediatric nurse for eight years.

Most recently she served as director of nursing at Oakland Community College and before that was a  member  of the faculty at Henry Ford Community College.

“Her background is going to fit perfectly for our college,” said Paul Knollman, dean of the MCCC Business Division and chair of the selection committee. “I have high hopes that she is a great match for us.”

Dr. Grace Yackee, vice president of instruction, said MCCC is fortunate to have Roman join the college administration.

“Dr. Roman has extensive experience as a community college nursing faculty, program coordinator and director, and practicing nurse,” Yackee said.

Yackee said Roman chaired the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission self-study at Henry Ford.

 That experience will benefit MCCC when the nursing program conducts its own self-study in October, Yackee said.

“She is very much looking forward to starting her new position at the College and working with the Nursing faculty to prepare for the NLNAC comprehensive self study,” Yackee said.

Roman is scheduled to begin at MCCC on Monday, May 24.