Patrice Hester-Harper, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean for Administration, Engagement and Outreach
Patrice Hester-Harper joined the UNLV School of Nursing in 2011 and currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Administration, Engagement, and Outreach for the UNLV School of Nursing. In this capacity, she is responsible for the administrative oversight of school-wide communications, marketing, development and external outreach as well as leadership in the planning of student and alumni engagement activities. She also serves as the school liaison for the Nursing Alumni Chapter and is responsible for leading the Events Committee within the school which organizes numerous events for students, faculty, staff, alumni and families. In addition to her external oversight responsibilities, she also oversees administrative operations and leads school-wide staff professional development efforts.
She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNLV and prior to her current role, she served as Director of Alumni Engagement where she created and implemented the school’s alumni engagement program. Patrice has an extensive major gift fundraising background and previously served as Director of Development for the School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health Sciences where she was responsible for increasing private giving in support of the school from alumni, friends, foundations and corporations for both schools. Patrice has served on numerous UNLV campus-wide committees including the Administrative Faculty Committee and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Public Policy at UNLV.