Parting words for Dr. Tilden

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Read what others have to say about Dr. Tilden as she prepares to leave the medical center.

People from within and outside of the UNMC community comment on the retirement of Virginia Tilden, D.N.Sc., who ends an eight-year tenure as dean of the College of Nursing today.

"The mark of an effective leader is their lasting impact and I have no doubt that faculty, staff, students, patients and all Nebraskans will benefit far into the future because of Ginny's work." - U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson

"I was privileged to work extensively with Dean Tilden during the planning for the UNMC Northern Nursing Division in Norfolk. She is a consummate professional -- committed to excellence in the service of others and dedicated to meeting Nebraska's health care needs." -- Nebraska Sen. Mike Flood

"We salute Dr. Ginny Tilden on her retirement. Her professional demeanor, patience, and laser like vision will be difficult to replace. Our community and the nursing college are simply better today because of her leadership, commitment, and dedicated focus on teaching and research." -- University of Nebraska Regent Bob Whitehouse

"Under Dean Tilden's leadership, the university has made impressive progress, opening a new college division in Norfolk, an expanded college in Omaha and upgrading facilities in Kearney and Scottsbluff. We have seen impressive growth in nursing enrollment, faculty, research and private giving. All this is positioning the university to provide high-quality education for the next generation of nurses and nursing leaders in Nebraska." -- J.B. Milliken, University of Nebraska president


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Keith Swarts
June 30, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Dr. Tilden, you are a very gracious and empathetic person. I will miss working with you. You were always so appreciative and always said "thanks". Good luck and enjoy your retirement.

Tom O'Connor
June 30, 2011 at 7:57 AM

Ginny was a bright, shining star for UNMC. She will be missed but not forgotten. Enjoy your retirement and those grandkids!