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Goldfarb School of Nursing names new vice dean

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Goldfarb School of Nursing names new vice dean

ST. LOUIS - Philip Daniels is the new vice dean of finance and administration at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis, Mo. Daniels arrived in July, bringing with him extensive experience in higher education finance and support services. The vice dean of finance and administration is an integral member of the dean’s senior management team, serving as the primary source of expertise for the school’s resource planning processes. 

Daniels replaced Tom Edler, who retired in May after 34 years of service to BJC HealthCare. 

In his new position, Daniels is responsible for ensuring the college adheres to sound fiscal policies and will oversee business planning, budgeting, grants management and operational services, including environmental and food services and plant operations and safety.

“The search committee recommended several strong candidates, but Mr. Daniels was the top choice because of his considerable experience in higher education and his congenial leadership style. He is the perfect complement to our existing financial and support services team,” says Michael Bleich, PhD, RN, FAAN, president, Barnes-Jewish College, and Maxine Clark and Bob Fox dean, Goldfarb School of Nursing.

Prior to joining Goldfarb, Daniels was vice president and chief financial officer at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., and he held similar positions at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio; Eureka College in Eureka, Ill.; and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. Before embarking on a career in higher education, Daniels worked for 20 years for Ameren Corporation/Central Illinois Public Services Company.  

About his new appointment, Daniels says, “I’m fortunate to be part of Goldfarb School of Nursing, an academic center of nursing education excellence. It’s a pleasure to work with Dean Bleich and his cabinet to advance initiatives that will strengthen Goldfarb’s position in a rapidly changing and competitive environment.”

Daniels earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and auditing from University of Illinois at Springfield, where he also earned a master’s degree in business administration.