BELLEVUE — Dr. Connie Boerst has been named president and chief executive officer at Bellin College.
Boerst, previously the college’s vice president of Academic Affairs/Professor of Nursing, assumes the top leadership role following her interim appointment to the position in July.
Board of Trustees chairman, Robert Clausen said Boerst’s extensive credentials, educational background and overall level of expertise positioned her as the best option for a permanent leader.
“We selected Dr. Boerst as the best candidate to lead the college into a continued era of growth and prosperity,” Clausen said. “Her two decades at the college, her extensive professional and educational experience, and her close familiarity with the institution’s history and culture made her the perfect candidate to lead Bellin College.”
Boerst is a graduate of the Bellin College of Nursing. She earned a master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She also earned a Doctor of Higher Education Leadership degree, with specialization in Organizational Leadership, from Nova Southeastern University, North Miami Beach, Fla.
Boerst, a Bellin Health employee since 1990, succeeds Dr. V. Jane Muhl who retired in late June.
About Bellin College
Bellin College, www.bellincollege.edu, was founded in 1909 as part of the Bellin Health system and is one of Wisconsin’s premier private Bachelor of Science-Nursing and Master of Science-Nursing degree accredited colleges. The college also offers a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree. In 2009, the college moved to its new campus located at 3201 Eaton Road in the village of Bellevue. The college is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution receiving its primary income from tuition, donors, foundations and corporations. Bellin College works cooperatively with area health care organizations to provide nursing and imaging students with real-life clinical experience to complement the outstanding classroom and lab instruction they receive on campus, in order to the meet the region’s growing need for well-educated and skilled leaders in health care.