LHSON Names Elaine S. Lark Coordinator of Recruitment and Enrollment

May 12, 2014

DALLAS, Texas (May 12, 2014) -- The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) located in Dallas is proud to officially welcome Elaine S. Lark, MLA as the Coordinator of Recruitment and Enrollment.

Ms. Lark joined the LHSON in early spring 2014. She works in the Student Services office. Her role includes visiting colleges, hospitals, attending conferences and implementing recruiting events for the purpose of cultivating relationships with potential students. She oversees the evaluation and processing of admissions for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Ms. Lark is also the point of contact for prospective students, she provides information sessions through open houses and gives tours of the LHSON campus.

“We are fortunate to have Elaine on our team of talent,” said Ms. Cam Armstrong, Director of Student Services, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) in Dallas. “Her support is vital in our efforts to grow our LHSON enrollment through the recruitment of bright new nursing students.”

Prior to coming on staff at LHSON, Ms. Lark served as an Academic Advisor II for the University Advising Center at University of Texas Arlington. Her professional background also includes working as an Academic Advisor II for the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, and an Administrative Assistant with the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas. She also has experience as a substitute teacher with the Cedar Hill Independent School District and as an Undergraduate Assistant with the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University.

Enhancing her professional journey, Ms. Lark has participated in various associations and conferences such as: the University of Texas Academic Advisor Association (UTAAA); National Academic Advising

Association Annual Conference in Tennessee and Florida (NACADA); and National Academic Advising Association Regional Conference in Louisiana.

Strengthening her repertoire of skills, Ms. Lark has notable presentation and teaching experience. She has been an Instructor for the University of Texas at Arlington for Potential for Academic Success; a presenter with the University of Texas Academic Advisor Association for Advising Against the Odds: Retaining Diverse Student Populations; and an Instructor for the College Learning Course for Gateway.

Lark is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Master of Liberal Arts and has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, with a minor in Music from Texas A&M University. She also studied abroad through the Universidad De La Salle, Mexico D.F., Mexico and through a Study Abroad Pilgrimage from France to Spain through Southern Methodist University.

Recognized as an aspiring leader, Ms. Lark has achieved my distinctions through activities within the community. She served as the President for the University of Texas at Arlington Advising Association and Chair of the Conference Planning Committee. She has also served in past years as Historian for UTAAA and was a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Educational Theatre Association. Additionally, she has been involved with the Filipino Student Association at UT Arlington and Texas A&M University, Alpha Psi Omega at Texas A&M University, and part of a Leadership Certificate Program at SMU as well as various training opportunities at these universities.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY LOUISE HERRINGTON SCHOOL OF NURSING – Dallas, Texas

The Baylor Louise Herrington School of Nursing was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees were awarded in 1954, establishing the school as one of the oldest baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States. In 1999, the School was renamed the Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, who made a $13 million endowment gift to the school. The School of Nursing offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree and a master of science in nursing degrees in advanced neonatal nursing, nursing leadership and innovation, and family nurse practitioner programs, which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The School also offers a nurse midwifery doctorate in nursing practice. http://www.baylor.edu/nursing

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