The First African American Woman Dean at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio

Alyncia Bowen was appointed dean of doctoral studies and the School of Nursing at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. She is the first African American woman to serve as dean at the university.

Franklin University was founded in 1902. Today, it enrolls about 3,500 undergraduate students and just over 1,400 graduate students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 15 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Bowen joined Franklin University 14 years ago. She has served as department chair, director of doctoral studies and director of the Global Center for Healthcare Education. She oversees the university’s nursing program in South Korea.

Dr. Bowen is a graduate of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where she majored in sociology. She holds a master’s degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. in organization and management from Capella University.

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