PVAMU Alumna Appointed to Council by Governor Abbott

PVAMU alumna Dr. E’Loria Simon-Campbell, Ph.D. ’95 was recently appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke for a term set to start on February 1, 2019. This council is charged with developing an effective and resource‐efficient plan to reduce the morbidity, mortality and economic burden of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the State of Texas.

Originally from Crockett, Texas, Simon-Campbell completed the pre-nursing program at Sam Houston State University and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Prairie View A&M University (1995), and a Master of Science in nursing and a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing from The University of Texas at Tyler. She worked as an assistant professor in nursing at PVAMU’s College of Nursing from 2005 to 2015.

Simon-Campbell is currently an assistant professor at Sam Houston State University – School of Nursing. She also serves on SHSU’s Associate Dean Search Committee and chairs the Nursing Testing Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association – Region 9, and Sigma Theta Tau International, and is a member and fellow of the Association of College and University Educators.

In her new role, Simon-Campbell will assist in reviewing events related to these conditions in the State of  Texas and address their related needs and plans for implementation.

“There is a specific need for educational programs associated with heart disease and hypertension, and I’m hoping that by serving, I can in some way help all populations, but especially rural, poor and other underserved populations,” she said. “I’m hoping my nursing perspective can provide valuable insight to the board to address these needs.”

By Emilia Benton