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Simendea Clark


President, Chicago Campus, Chamberlain University

Dr. Simendea Clark is the president of Chamberlain University’s Chicago campus. She has served at Chamberlain’s Chicago campus since 2013—first as a nurse educator in the Center for Academic
Success, then as assistant dean of academic success and associate dean of academic operations, and most recently as dean of academic affairs.

Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Clark served as an adjunct instructor for several organizations spanning more than eight years, including positions as a licensed practical nurse/certified nursing assistant instructor at Thornton Fractional High School District 215 and a fundamentals course instructor at the CAAN Academy of Nursing. She began her career as a staff nurse at Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Dr. Clark has earned multiple honors and awards, including the 2017 Illinois Nurses Foundation 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Award, DAISY Faculty Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarship and the Charles Drew Research Laboratory Scholars Award. She is a member of the Illinois South Suburban National Black Nurses Association, National Tutoring Association and Chicago Urban League.

Dr. Clark earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Health Studies from Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Rush University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain University. She also holds a National Tutoring Association Certification.

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