Dr. Phyllis N. Horns was named Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at East Carolina University on April 20, 2009. She served as Interim Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences from November 2006 – April 2009. She also was named Interim Dean of the Brody School of Medicine in November 2006 and served in that role until a permanent Dean was appointed in September 2008. In her role as Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences she is responsible for guiding the Brody School of Medicine, College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, School of Dental Medicine, Laupus Library, East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU, and the East Carolina Diabetes & Obesity Institute. Read More >>
Dr. Horns earned her BSN degree at East Carolina University, MPH degree at the University of North Carolina, PNP certificate at the University of Rochester, and DSN at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Since 1990, she served as Dean of the East Carolina University College of Nursing. She served as Interim Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences at East Carolina University during 2001-2002. From 1981 to 1988, she was Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Studies, and a member of the Graduate Faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before going to Alabama in 1979, she held positions of staff nurse at UNC Hospitals and Pitt County Memorial Hospital, faculty at East Carolina University School of Nursing, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a family practice of Mt. Olive Physicians, Drs. Kornegay and Shackleford.
She served as President of the NC Council of Deans and Directors of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs 2006-2008; Chair of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission 1997-2000; President of the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, Southern Regional Education Board, 1999-2001; the North Carolina Center for Nursing’s Board 1997-1999. She was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2001. She was also honored as one of ECU’s 100 Incredible Women in 2007. She was recently honored as one of ECU’s Women of Distinction in March 2009. She currently serves on the NC Institute of Medicine. << Hide