Wayne State University

Dean Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo named President of Michigan Association of Colleges of Nursing

Wayne State’s College of Nursing Dean Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo has been named President of the Michigan Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN). Clabo will serve as MACN president from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2018. She succeeds Dr. Cynthia McCurren, Dean of The Kirkhof College of Nursing at Grand Valley State University. MACN represents Michigan’s private and public university nursing programs, which includes 21 baccalaureate and graduate degree nursing programs.

The association’s purpose is to provide leadership for and coordination of baccalaureate and higher degree programs in Michigan. Specifically, its goal is to identify, discuss and act on selected issues, ideas and plans that affect baccalaureate and higher nursing degree programs.

Clabo has served in a variety of leadership roles in professional organizations including as the President of the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing. She is also an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program and the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program. She received her baccalaureate in nursing from the University of Windsor, her master’s in Nursing Administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia and her PhD in nursing from the University of Rhode Island. She joined Wayne State as the eighth dean of the College of Nursing in April 2015.