Frontier Nursing University’s leaders are dedicated to the University’s mission of educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to deliver quality health care to underserved and rural populations. These leaders work tirelessly to create and sustain a culture of caring and inclusivity.
FNU’s President’s Cabinet is composed of the senior university administrators who report directly to the President. The President’s Cabinet provides advice and counsel to the President, leveraging its collective knowledge and expertise to advance the University’s mission. They work closely together with the President, Board of Directors, and University leadership to provide advice, develop and implement university-wide initiatives and policies, and oversee operation of the university.
Membership includes the President, Dean of Nursing, Executive Vice President for Finance and Facilities, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Chief Advancement Officer.
Department Chair for the Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health
Eileen J. B. Thrower, Ph.D., APRN, CNM, CNE, FACNM
Department Chair for the Department of Family Nursing
Lisa Chappell, PhD, FNP-BC, CRNP
Department Chair for the Department of Psychiatric-Mental Health
Jess Calohan, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Khara Jefferson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C (effective date: September 26, 2021)
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Rachel Risner, PhD, DNP, APRN, C-FNP, CNE
Learn more about FNU’s 150+ doctorally prepared Certified Nurse-Midwife and Certified Nurse Practitioner faculty here.
Board of Directors
FNU’s Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who are invested in the success and growth of FNU. Learn more about our Board of Directors here.
FNU is recognized as a Great College to Work For and a 2022 Honor Roll Institution. The Great Colleges to Work For program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. FNU is a great place to work because of the outstanding people who are fully committed to our students and our mission.