Susan Mace Weeks has been appointed to serve in the role of vice provost at Texas Christian University. Nowell Donovan, provost of TCU, made the announcement April 2. Weeks previously served as dean of Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Suzy Lockwood, associate dean of Nursing, will add interim dean of Harris College to her responsibilities.
Weeks has served as dean of Harris College since 2015, and also serves as the executive director of the Health Innovation Institute at TCU. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She serves on the board of trustees for Texas Health Resources and the regional board of the American Red Cross.
As vice provost, Weeks’ primary responsibilities encompass advocacy for TCU’s academic enhancement programs including Institutional Effectiveness; the Center for International Studies; the Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation, and Engagement; and Interdisciplinary Studies among others. These programs cross boundaries between schools and colleges, and advocate global citizenship and ethical leadership, speaking directly to the university’s mission. Weeks will have ultimate accountability for these programs and their resources—fiscal, facilities and human.
Weeks earned her undergraduate degree from William Jewell College, a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from TCU. She is a clinical nurse specialist, a licensed chemical dependency counselor, and a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Lockwood has been with TCU since 1997, serving as both the associate dean for Nursing and director of the Center for Oncology Education & Research. She coordinates the undergraduate oncology nursing emphasis program and leads a variety of collaborative oncology initiatives across the campus. Lockwood is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and remains active in many professional organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree from TCU, and both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington.
A national search for a new dean of Harris College will begin this fall.