Terry Fulmer, a nation­ally known expert in geri­atrics, has been appointed dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, Provost Stephen W. Director announced. An accom­plished scholar who was elected to the Insti­tute of Med­i­cine in 2010, Fulmer most recently was the Erline Perkins McGriff Pro­fessor and Dean of the Col­lege of Nursing at New York Uni­ver­sity. She will join North­eastern on Oct. 1.

I am very excited to have Terry Fulmer join the Uni­ver­sity,” said Provost Director. “She is a true scholar with excep­tional lead­er­ship capa­bil­i­ties, as indi­cated by her many accom­plish­ments at NYU. She is also someone with a clear vision, who will build on the out­standing progress that Bouvé has made to date.”

Fulmer was named the founding dean of the Col­lege of Nursing at NYU in 2005, and has held a fac­ulty appoint­ment there since 1995. She also served as co-​​director of the John A. Hart­ford Foun­da­tion Insti­tute for Geri­atric Nursing, and co-​​director of the Con­sor­tium of New York Geri­atric Edu­ca­tion Cen­ters at NYU. She is an adjunct pro­fessor of med­i­cine at the NYU School of Medicine.

Bouvé is a vibrant and inno­v­a­tive inter­dis­ci­pli­nary health sci­ence col­lege, and I am very hon­ored to have been chosen as dean,” said Fulmer. “Health-​​care reform, with a keen emphasis on quality and safety for the public, requires that we work together in new and cre­ative ways. Bouvé can lead the country, given its breadth and depth of talent and the pal­pable enthu­siasm at the college.”

During her tenure at NYU, the Divi­sion of Nursing was ele­vated to the Col­lege of Nursing. The col­lege improved the quality of its stu­dents, fac­ulty and research pro­grams and also expe­ri­enced a dra­matic increase in external recog­ni­tion and fundraising.

Fulmer has also held aca­d­emic posi­tions at Boston Col­lege, Yale Uni­ver­sity, Columbia Uni­ver­sity and the Har­vard Med­ical School Divi­sion on Aging. She has been a fellow at both the Amer­ican Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Med­i­cine, and was the first nurse to serve as the pres­i­dent of the Geron­to­log­ical Society of America. She earned a master’s degree in nursing and a PhD in Higher Edu­ca­tion Admin­is­tra­tion from Boston Col­lege. She received her bach­elor of sci­ence from Skid­more College.

As dean of Bouvé, Terry Fulmer will com­bine her vision, pas­sion and energy to take the col­lege to new heights,” said Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun. “Her appoint­ment will also strengthen our sig­na­ture focus on health — a major theme of Northeastern’s teaching and research.”

Fulmer will suc­ceed Stephen Zoloth, the founding dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences. Under Zoloth’s lead­er­ship for more than 10 years, Bouvé achieved new levels of excel­lence, including a broad range of new under­grad­uate and grad­uate offer­ings and vastly expanded research programs.

The Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences is a center of excel­lence in health edu­ca­tion, research and ser­vice. The col­lege offers nine under­grad­uate and 29 grad­uate pro­grams with an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary emphasis that reflects today’s inte­grated approach to health care.