Arizona College of Nursing
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Executive Director of Academic Operations
Mary Hawkins joined Arizona College- Dallas in 2020. She has extensive experience in higher education including roles as Campus Director, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Director of Campus Operations. As a first generation college student, Mary is inspired to help others achieve their academic and career goals. Mary leads the Academic team at the Dallas Campus with a focus on providing quality education for future nurses.
Executive Director of Enrollment Services
Sherri Springer came to Arizona College of Nursing in 2018 and opened the Dallas campus. She has been in higher education for two decades and brings experience and expertise in the areas of admissions, student services, operations, and financial aid. She has proudly and successfully served in many roles throughout her career including Director of Admissions (in single campus, regional and national roles), Campus Director, and Director of Campus Operations for both large and small colleges and universities.
As Executive Director of Enrollment Services, Springer oversees admissions, student services, and financial aid and is accountable for achieving institutional goals including student retention; educational quality objectives; and accreditation standards.
Dean of General Education
Prior to joining Arizona College in 2018, Corey owned and operated a tutoring business in New Jersey. His passion was working with students to develop individual plans for success. After completing his bachelor’s degree in Health Science, he then went to teach at rural school districts in Texas. There, he continued his passion for teaching while taking on leadership roles within the field of education. After completing his master’s degree in biology, Corey accepted an adjunct teaching opportunity followed by an opportunity to be the Learning Resource Manager at Arizona College. Finally, Corey was honored with the position of Dean of General Education and continues his passion for teaching and overseeing the success of his students.
As Dean of General Education, Corey oversees all operations within the General Education component of the Nursing program.
Dean of Nursing
Dr. Shultz-Ruth recently served as a Director of Nursing, Regulatory Affairs here at Arizona College of Nursing. She is a former Executive Dean of Allied Health and Nursing at Dallas, College. Dr. Shultz-Ruth has over 25 years of working in the medical field and has dedicated the last 13 years working in higher education in leadership, nursing education, and mentorship to many nursing students. She believes in student success and enjoys seeing students start their careers as nurses. Dr. Shultz-Ruth has done presentations in “childhood obesity”, “hypoglycemia in the newborn”, and “the use of glucose gel versus formula supplementation”. She is a member of the Texas Nurse’s Association, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and National Board Coalition. Dr. Shultz-Ruth has also received numerous awards such as, The Presidential Award, Administrator of the year award, Jean Sharon Griffith Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Clinical Nurse Excellence Award. In addition, she is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She is a proud pastor’s wife and the mother of the most beautiful little girl. She spends her time after work, with family, raising her daughter, working in the church, and empowering women in the women’s ministry.
1 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Arizona College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).
2 All Arizona College of Nursing and Arizona College campuses are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency.