Dr. Cecil Holland is the Interim Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer of the Division of Nursing at Winston-Salem State University. He also serves as Assistant Dean for Admissions, Student Affairs and Program Effectiveness and a tenured Associate Professor at Winston-Salem State University. Dr. Cecil Holland is a noted clinician and academician with over 34 years of nursing, education, and administration experience. He has practiced medical-surgical, critical care and gerontological nursing during the span of his nursing career. Dr. Holland has facilitated the education and training of healthcare personnel in a number of venues. Through his commitment to quality education and training, patient care modalities have improved, thereby promoting excellent patient care.