Jerrihlyn L. McGee, DNP, RN, CNE
Clinical Associate Professor, School Of Nursing
Vice Chancellor, VC for Diversity, Equity and Inclusionjmcgee@kumc.edu
Dr. Jerrihlyn L. McGee is the vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for KU Medical Center. Dr. McGee is also a nurse and clinical associate professor in KU School of Nursing. With a significant history of leadership in the practice and academic settings, Dr. McGee has led sustainable change by helping improve patient outcomes, by increasing staff and provider satisfaction scores, and through course and program development. Dr. McGee’s scholarly works have focused on diversity, civility, healthy work environment, cultural competency, emotional intelligence, mentoring and health and educational equity. These inquiries have afforded Dr. McGee opportunities to present locally and nationally and facilitate seminars and workshops. Dr. McGee’s community work in the Greater Kansas City area is extensive ranging from coordinating and participating in community health events, to leading professional development initiatives, and serving as a board of director for the REACH Healthcare Foundation. Dr. McGee is listed as an author in the 2019 State of Black Kansas City report, as well as other published articles. Dr. McGee has delivered numerous keynote addresses about diversity, fostering equitable and inclusive learning and working environments, leadership, unconscious bias and systemic racism. As a graduate of KU, Dr. McGee is proud to serve KU Medical Center, its stakeholders and surrounding communities.
Education and Training
- BS, Biology, Xavier University of Lousiana, New Orleans, LA
- BSN, Nursing, University of Kansas-Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
- MS, Organizational Leadership, University of Kansas-Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
- DNP, Leadership, University of Kansas-Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
- Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing
As a nurse, clinical associate professor, and a chartered member of KU Medical Center’s inaugural DEI cabinet, I have direct experience in workforce heterogeneity, recruitment, retention and fostering diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and working environments. As a nurse for the past 19 years, and faculty in KU School of Nursing for the past 10 years I have a broad background in leadership, systems thinking, professional development, health disparities, health inequities, social determinants of health, and culturally responsive care. As such, my scholarly works have focused on diversity, civility, healthy work environment, cultural competency, emotional intelligence, mentoring, health equity, educational equity, and workforce heterogeneity.
- 2020. Leveraging resources for educational equity to promote academic success among underrepresented students: Pre and post admission. Nursing Education Perspectives
- Perales, Jaime, Shaw, Ashley , McGee, Jerrihlyn, Moore, W., Todd, Hinton, Ladson , Monroe, Stephanie, Dwyer, John, Vidoni, Eric., D. 2019. Preliminary Efficacy of a Recruitment Educational Strategy on Alzheimer’s Disease Knowledge, Research Participation Attitudes, and Enrollment Among Hispanics. Ethnicity and Health. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1540415319893238
- North, Aaron, McGee, Jerrihlyn., L, Mulligan, Zora. 2019. The future of education=The future of Opportunity. , 98-102