Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Recipient of 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award
Through decades as a clinician and specialist in maternal health, nurse educator and academic leader, and educational administrator, Dr. Mary Lou Bond has worked tirelessly to delineate a vision for nursing as an inclusive profession and to assure a diverse health workforce. She has been a champion for the mentoring of students, particularly the development of Hispanic nurse leaders, and a highly respected colleague in both the classroom and the clinic. Dr. Bond is a former professor of nursing and co-founder and co-director of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health at the University of Texas at Arlington. She served as assistant dean and associate dean for UT Arlington and as interim dean for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She was the founding associate dean of the PhD in Nursing Program at UT Arlington, where she received HRSA and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grants to support mentorship activities for students. Dr. Bond’s work and publications have received national attention and she has been invited to serve with many important national groups such as the Roster of Fulbright Specialists; Sullivan Commission Conference; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals and Organizations’ Technical Advisory Panel on Culture, Language and Health; and the Board of Trustees for the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.