Fetterolf departure leads to new leadership in nursing, allied health


 After 22 years at Newman University, Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Bernadette Fetterolf, Ph.D. has left Newman. 

Jane Weilert

Jane Weilert

Associate Professor of Nursing Jane Weilert, Ed.D. is now Associate Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health.

In addition, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nursing Teresa Vetter, M.S.N. and Director and Assistant Professor of Respiratory Care Meg Trumpp, M.Ed. are now Director of Nursing and Director of Allied Health programs, respectively.

Fetterolf is now Dean of Nursing at the Baker University School of Nursing at Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Topeka, Kan.

“It’s an opportunity for professional growth that I’m not going to get again,” Fetterolf said before leaving Newman. “I will miss the people: the students, the faculty, the sisters. Some of these people I’ve known since the early 1980s. I’ll miss those relationships.”

Weilert came to Newman in 1981, then left in 2006 to take a job at the University of South Carolina. She returned to Newman in 2010.

L-r: Meg Trumpp, Bernadette Fetterholf, Teresa Vetter.

L-r: Meg Trumpp, Bernadette Fetterholf, Teresa Vetter.

Vetter worked the fall 2008 semester at Newman as Pediatric Instructor of Nursing. In August 2011, she returned to Newman as an assistant professor of nursing.

Trumpp has been with Newman since 1997. She began as clinical coordinator of the respiratory care program and became director in 1999.

–Kati Bush ‘16