Wayland Welcomes Nikolaos Moraros as Nursing Dean

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SAN ANTONIO – Wayland Baptist University held a special reception Wednesday to welcome Dr. Nikolaos Moraros as the new Dean of the School of Nursing in New Braunfels. Dr. Moraros takes over the position held by Dr. Diane Frazor who is retiring. Dr. Frazor has been the Dean of the nursing school since its inception in 2005.

Dr. Moraros holds a Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership from the University of New England. He earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree and a Master of Science in Health Service Administration degree from D’Youville College. He has bachelor’s degrees in nursing, from Niagara University, and biology, from the University of Maryland at Easter Shore.

Moraros joins Wayland after spending the past two years as the department chair of the nursing program at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. He has also held positions as director of nursing education and director of vocational nursing at Bell Tech Career Institute in Houston. He has experience with curriculum development and talent acquisition. Moraros has successfully increased the N.C.L.E.X. passing rate at Trinity Washington University and the Ana G. Mendez University Systems where he was a professor of nursing. He is a licensed registered nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing, the State of New York, the District of Columbia, and the State of Maryland.

With several professional certifications, Moraros says that he focuses on creating innovative solutions in nursing education. He is committed to enhancing student learning through emerging technologies and active participation in the education process.

“As a nurse educator, I believe education, teaching, and knowledge sharing encourage and promote effective collaborative relationships between faculty and students,” Moraros said in his statement on teaching philosophy. “It builds trust, increases student performance, increases student compliance, and increases learning outcomes.”

WBU Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Cindy McClenagan said that after an extensive search, Dr. Moraros clearly stood out among potential candidates.

“Dr. Moraros has both the experience and energy needed to grow Wayland’s School of Nursing in the San Antonio area,” McClenagain said. “We are eager to have Dr. Moraros join us at this exciting moment of growth.”