Former Dean, Kramer School of Nursing, Retired Spring 2013
Marvel Williamson, PhD, RN CNE, ANEF, was Dean of Kramer School of Nursing from 2001-2013. Her success in reversing the decline of KSN, turning it into the premier private nursing school in the seven-state region, and helping it each a ranking in the top 10% of nursing schools nationally left a lasting mark. Under her leadership KSN added a variety of BSN options, master's degrees, the state’s first DNP program, and the university's first PhD program. In 2013, the third floor of Nursing School East, the building for which she spearheaded construction and debt-free fundraising for the entire structure, was named in her honor as the “Marvel L. Williamson Center for Excellence in Nursing Education,” along with the establishment of the Marvel Williamson Endowed Scholarship fund. Dr. Williamson retired from OCU to move to Ireland, where she now is the owner of Harmony Health, a sex coaching and therapy practice. She is married to Paul S. Williamson, MD, FAAFP, and they have two adult sons.