Dr. Robin Remsburg, 64, served as the dean of the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing from July 2013 until her passing on Dec. 3, 2020, from a long illness. She was a proud Spartan Nurse, earning her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education from UNCG in 1982.
Dean Remsburg’s dedication to the School of Nursing was known by thousands of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members. As dean, she grew the Nursing program, increased enrollment, and championed to get the new Nursing and Instructional Building built on campus. She was also an avid UNCG basketball fan who cheered courtside during games.
Dean Remsburg will be missed, and her contributions to UNCG and the School of Nursing in particular will be remembered. We celebrate her life and legacy with a series of remarks from members of the UNCG community. Please click the links below to watch each individual’s remarks.
Remarks about Dean Robin Remsburg
Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
Dr. Cherry Callahan
Dr. Clyde Bristow
Dr. Pat Chamings
Dr. Lindsay Draper
Lenora Harley and Dr. Heidi Krowchuk
More tributes to Dean Robin Remsburg
Dean Robin Remsburg over the years
What people say about Dean Robin Remsburg
“Robin Remsburg was an optimist and a scholar and was passionate about the profession and discipline of nursing. She cared deeply for the students, staff, and faculty, and was visionary in the goals she formulated for the school. Through her leadership, faculty, staff, and students are thinking and working together for the culture of our school to construct an even ‘more excellent’ UNCG School of Nursing.”Dr. Heidi Krowchuk, interim dean of the UNCG School of Nursing
“Dean Remsburg was a visionary thinker. She did not get bogged down with obstacles, but instead sought innovative ways to accomplish the goal. Her vision and leadership are especially evident in the School of Nursing mission and operating principles, the Nursing and Instructional Building, and our Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She was always looking for ways for Spartan nurses to make a positive impact on health, in North Carolina and beyond.”Dr. Lynne Lewallen, associate dean for academic affairs in the UNCG School of Nursing
“Robin Remsburg had the characteristics that most people think of when they think of what makes a really good nurse. She was smart, caring, innovative, curious, compassionate, inquisitive and an advocate for her patients and nursing. Add in some humor and strong leadership, that was Dean Remsburg. She exhibited these characteristics at the highest level here at UNC Greensboro to help guide our School of Nursing over the past seven years. We are extremely grateful to have had her guidance and collaboration that have made our school stronger and prepared to move forward. She was more than just a really good nurse, she was exceptional. Her life lives on in the impact she made on others and this university.”Jana Welch Wagenseller ’76, chair of the School of Nursing Advisory Board, member of the UNC Greensboro Foundation Board, and past president of the UNCG Alumni Association Board of Directors