Bowersox Receives University's Highest Honor

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration for Duke University School of Nursing, David Bowersox, was recognized Thursday, April 16, with Duke University’s Presidential Award in Executive Leadership at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club. Bowersox is the first School of Nursing employee to receive this award.

The Presidential Award, one of the highest honors given to Duke faculty and staff each year, recognizes distinctive contributions to Duke University and Duke University Health System within the past calendar year. Awards are presented in five categories: clerical/office support, clinical/professional non-managerial, service/maintenance, managerial and executive leadership.

Bowersox was recognized for his leadership and personal commitment to the growth and success of the School of Nursing. With his participation and leadership, the School has operated with a net budget surplus for the last 10 years allowing the School to support new academic programs, student scholarships and strategic investments. Bowersox also co-created a national network of senior finance and administration officers of peer private nursing schools who share best practices and help identify emerging industry trends.

“Dave is an outstanding leader that challenges and empowers his team,” a nomination for Bowersox said. “He encourages innovative thinking that challenges each of us to improve ourselves and the organization.”

President Brodhead presented Bowersox with a Presidential Medallion and a check for $1,000. Presidential Award recipients will receive invitations to attend the Founders’ Convocation and to serve on the selection committee for the following year’s Presidential Awards.

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