Meet the Dean

The College of Nursing is excited to host Meet the Dean events ! This is a great opportunity for you to meet Dr. Shakira Henderson, the sixth dean of the UF College of Nursing, as well as interact with fellow Gator Nurses, network, and find out what’s happening at the College. Our popular Gator Nurse Gatherings have been held all over the state of Florida (Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and South Florida) as well as other regional areas such as San Francisco, Atlanta, and New York City! And now we will be touring with our new dean!

So far in 2024, we have hosted Meet the Dean events in DC and Gainesville. In the past, Gator nurses visited with each other and many faculty members, and Professors Emeriti Dr. Jo Snider & Jodi Irving.

Stay tuned to hear about future Meet the Dean events! If you are interested in participating or helping to promote an event, contact Yancy Lawrence at or call 352-273-6614.