STEPHENVILLE (December 17, 2015) — Dr. Sandi McDermott becomes director of Tarleton State University’s center on the Navarro College Midlothian campus Jan. 1, when Dr. David Deviney returns to full-time teaching. Deviney has served as interim director since Sept. 15.
As the new director, McDermott will coordinate one graduate and six undergraduate programs offered in Midlothian as well as oversee services for more than 250 students. She joined Tarleton in 2014 as director of health and service professions at the university’s Fort Worth campus.
“Sandi McDermott’s experience, leadership style and dedication to community outreach will help us continue our extremely successful partnership with Navarro College,” said Dr. Kim Rynearson, associate vice president for Outreach and Off Campus Programs. “Sandi joins a dynamic team at Tarleton-Midlothian, dedicated to strengthening the educational well-being of North Central Texas.”
Tarleton partnered with Navarro College in 2011 to offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in such areas as agribusiness, psychology, counseling, criminal justice, business and industrial management via face-to-face and online instruction.
McDermott has a doctorate in nursing practice from Texas Christian University and a master’s and bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. A 2015 graduate of Leadership Fort Worth, she is a member of the North Texas, Texas and American Organization of Nurse Executives and serves on the boards of the Tarrant County College Nursing School and Fort Worth Southwest Area Council Chamber of Commerce.
She began her nursing career as a doctor’s assistant and has worked for Baylor Health Care System as well as Texas Health Resources and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), where she helped open neuro-oncology and cardiovascular care units.