Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mandee Tucker, RN, MSN, to Dean of Nursing and Health Profession Programs at LSCO. She will now oversee the Nursing, Dental Assisting, EMT/Paramedic, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, and Pharmacy Technology Programs. Tucker previously served as the Associate Dean of Nursing.
“Dean Tucker has committed her entire career to advancing students in the critical practice of nursing. Recently, Dean Tucker successfully navigated a Board of Nursing re-accreditation and added an additional Associate Degree in Nursing summer cohort in order to serve the immense healthcare needs of our area. We are grateful to Dean Tucker for her dedication to LSCO,” said Dr. Wendy Elmore, Provost and Executive Vice President of Lamar State College Orange.
“Dean Tucker is an example of the best that LSCO has to offer. She began as a student and is now transforming lives each day through her leadership of the Nursing and Health Profession Programs. We couldn’t be prouder that she will now lead the program as Dean. Day in and day out, she is helping us create a Talent Strong Texas,” said Dr. Tom Johnson, President of Lamar State College Orange.
Tucker began her nursing studies at LSCO when it was Lamar University-Orange. She earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate in 1995 along with her Vocational Nursing degree in 1995. She earned her Associate Degree in Registered Nursing from Lamar University in 1997, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2014, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2019.
She has taught as an instructor at Lamar State College Orange since 2008.