"Our faculty and staff invest daily in our students as evidenced by the exceptional pass rates on licensing/registry exams and outstanding student retention and graduation rates."
Dr. Carlson joined Nebraska Methodist College in 2004. She is the third president and CEO of NMC since the school became a degree-granting institution in 1985.
In her previous role as the Executive Vice President, she provided direction for the college's strategic planning, operations, accreditation, effectiveness, leadership development and succession planning, facility management, engagement and wellness. In addition, she provided oversight and strategic guidance over Compliance, Institutional Research, the Division of Professional Development and Community Partnerships, Business Office, Financial Aid, Food Services, Bookstore, Student Health, Facilities, Student Housing and Library Services.
Prior to NMC, Carlson taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a research professor for the Center for Instructional Innovation. She started her career in teaching at Wayne State College.
PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MSE, Wayne State College
BS, Wayne State College
Dr. Carlson serves as the Overseer of NMC's Institutional Review Board, member of the Lean Committee and the Value Analysis Team (VAT) for the Methodist Health System and on the Board of Directors for the WELLCOM (organization committed to worksite wellness). She is a Quality Trained Evaluator for the Edgerton Nebraska Quality Program and a peer review for the Higher Learning Commission. She was Faculty Senate President and received the NMC Collaboration Award and a UNL Teaching Award given by the UNL Parent Group. Recent awards include the 2014 Light of Wellness Award for leadership.
Outside of her profession, Carlson is a wife, mother of four amazing children and grandmother of two grandchildren. Her interest include, reading, learning, horses and being a facilitator, presenter, author and statistician for a Cancer survivorship program (A Time to Heal).
Nebraska Methodist College is led by a dynamic group of senior administrators who focus on identifying opportunities for growth and improvement consistent with the college's strategic plan, mission and values.