Alcorn alumna Danita R. Sims-Potter ’05, PhD, RN, has been appointed associate dean of the Betty E. Smith School of Nursing at Grambling State University. In her current capacity, she oversees pre-nursing, baccalaureate (BSN) and master’s in nursing (MSN) programs.
Potter holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Grambling State University and a master’s in nursing from Alcorn State University. In 2011, she earned a doctorate degree in nursing from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.
Before being appointed to her current position, Potter served as interim associate dean of Nursing at Grambling. She later became the assistant professor of Nursing at the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she held the position for a number of years.
Potter was named Minority Faculty Scholar by AACN-Johnson & Johnson in 2008 and 2009. She resides in Monroe with her husband Dexter Potter.