Carol Jorgensen Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN, chair of the Enloe Board of Trustees, has been a professor in the School of Nursing at California State University, Chico, since 1982. She served as director of that program from 2010 to 2015 and currently teaches half time as professor emerita.
Dr. Huston was named one of seven Master Teachers in 1999/2001, the CSUC Outstanding Teacher in 2001/2002 and the Outstanding Professor for CSUC in 2008/2009. In addition, she was inducted into the CSUC Retired Faculty Hall of Fame in 2015.
Dr. Huston served as the 2007-2009 president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). In that role she was responsible for strategic planning, program implementation and fiduciary oversight of approximately 130,000 nurses in more than 470 chapters worldwide.
She currently serves as the program coordinator for the STTI Global Healthcare Leadership Institute that launched in fall 2016 and as the lead faculty for the STTI Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.
She also serves as an advisory board member for Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). Dr. Huston has authored or co-authored five leading textbooks on leadership, management and professional issues in nursing (18 editions total), and has published more than 100 articles in professional journals. In addition, she has keynoted at more than 250 nursing and health care conferences worldwide and led interdisciplinary health care delegations to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Russia, Cuba and Peru.
In 2007, Dr. Huston was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Huston worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and house supervisor in acute care for more than 20 years and helped to found the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Enloe Medical Center in 1979. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from The University of Iowa in 1977, her Master of Science in nursing from California State University, Chico, in 1982, and her Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Public Administration from University of Southern California in 1997.
Dr. Huston’s service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began Jan. 1, 2012. Since that time, she has held the offices of secretary, vice chair and now chair. In addition, she served as chair of the board quality committee from 2013 through 2015.