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Spartan Stories - Dr. Katharine Gibb

Dr. Katharine Gibb

Former Dean of Mary Black School of Nursing

"I'm here to facilitate learning and to encourage faculty and students."

Dr. Katharine Gibb’s nursing career has spanned 50 years. She joined USC Upstate in 2008 as the assistant dean of the Mary Black School of Nursing (MBSON). In 2014, Gibb was named MBSON’s dean and she hasn’t looked back since. Under Gibb’s leadership, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education-accredited MBSON has become one of the Southeast’s largest nursing institutions offering a four-year degree. Gibb will retire in August 2019, but plans to spend a year helping MBSON’s new Dean Dr. Shirleatha Lee transition into the role. A Wharton Executive Fellow at USC Upstate, Gibb earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Boston College, her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University and her doctorate from the University of Sarasota. 


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