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Betty Marlene Dean Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Dean has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of nursing and academic administration

A celebrated Marquis listee, Betty Marlene Dean has been featured in the third edition of Who's Who in American Education and the 17th and 18th editions of Who's Who of American Women.

    REDDING, CA, April 08, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Betty Marlene Dean with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Dean celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Having led a successful career in nursing which began in New York during the early 1960s, Dr. Dean transitioned towards teaching at Santa Barbara City College in 1970, and occupied a role in college administration at Golden West College in Huntington Beach as the director of health professions and associate dean of science. She subsequently rose to become the president of Mission Community College in 1985 and later retired as the superintendent and president of Butte-Glenn Community College District in 1998. Dr. Dean has since aligned herself with Simpson University where she has served as a member of the board of trustees from 2007 to present, excelling in particular as the co-vice chairman of the board of trustees in 2019 and as the chair of the board of trustees between 2010 and 2015.

As a longtime member on the board of trustees and former college president and nurse, Dr. Dean was honored by Simpson University in 2016, when they named its nursing school in her honor. The Betty M. Dean School of Nursing notably offers students a quality education which embraces a faith-based nursing curriculum and provides innovative programs and personalized faculty attention. A member and former board director of the American Association of University Women, Dr. Dean has likewise been active with several other professional organizations not related to her career. She is a past member on the board of directors of the Chico Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Chico Rotary, the Soroptimists, which named her as its Woman of the Year in 1986, as well as several honor societies.

Aligned with several key positions throughout her community for many years, Dr. Dean served on the board of directors of the Pilgrim Haven Retirement Center in Los Altos, California, and the central area chapter of the United Way of Santa Clara County. She was also active with the Santa Barbara County Health Commission and the Chico Youth Commission. In education, she served as a secretary and the treasurer of the Mission-West Valley Educational Foundation, excelled as a member of the executive committee of the California Community College Occupational Education Coalition and president of the Coast District Management Association in the Coast Community College District. Dr. Dean served on the Butte College Foundation from 1990 to 1998. She also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA from from 1998 to 2007.

Dr. Dean received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the California State University Long Beach in 1969, a Master of Science in nursing at the University of California San Francisco in 1970 and a Doctor of Education in community college administration at Brigham Young University in 1976. What's more, she was a registered nurse in California and New York and holds a community college chief administrator credential, community college supervisory credential, nursing credential and college teaching credential in California. She held a public health certificate in California. Honored with a Status of Women Award from the League of Friends in Santa Clara County in 1987, Dr. Dean was shortly thereafter named as its Regional Person of the Year by the California Community College Council on Community Services and Continuing Education in 1988. A celebrated Marquis listee, she has been featured in the third edition of Who's Who in American Education and the 17th and 18th editions of Who's Who of American Women.

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