The dean of the School of Nursing at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., has been named dean of the School of Allied Health.
Karen Miller, dean of the nursing school since 1996, was named to the new position this week.
She will serve as dean of both schools, which is somewhat rare, KU officials said.
Miller served as interim dean in the School of Allied Health last year.
As dean of both schools, she will direct the schools' academic programs, managing resources, recruiting, and motivating faculty and staff, as well as serving as the primary spokeswoman for the programs and services.
Jim Halling, chair of the dietetics and nutrition department in the School of Allied Health, said Miller brings ``dynamic vision.''
``She had experience not only academically but as an administrator of the hospital,'' he said.