Patricia L. Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN
Patricia Lee Starck served as dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing for 30 years. Since stepping down in 2014, she has continued to serve as UTHealth's Senior Vice President for Interprofessional Education, a role she has held since 2013. Starck's commitment to nursing and nursing education is evident in her numerous leadership roles and contributions. Starck's accomplishments include more than 37 years of administration, combined with more than 47 years of nursing education, and 55 years as a registered nurse. Starck served two years as UTHealth’s senior vice president for Community Affairs, where she led the Office of Advancement to expand public awareness of UTHealth and cultivate philanthropic support. Starck earned her MSN from Emory University and her doctorate from the University of Alabama.