Sands retires as dean of the School of Nursing

Dolores Sands, dean of the School of Nursing since 1989, will retire on Aug. 31. Sands, who is holder of the Laura Lee Blanton Chair in Nursing and is the Joseph H. Blades Centennial Memorial Professor in Nursing, said her decision to retire stems from a desire to spend more time with family. She plans to move to The Woodlands near Houston to spend time with her grandchildren and their parents. Provost Steven Leslie said an interim dean would be announced soon.