Laurie Lauzon Clabo

Laurie Lauzon Clabo

Interim Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

Laurie Lauzon Clabo

Office Contact

Nicole L Johnson (313-577-2200)


Dr. Laurie Lauzon Clabo was appointed interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State University on August 21, 2020. Prior to this, she served for five years as dean of the College of Nursing at WSU.

Dr. Clabo has a strong background in academic leadership, including ten years of experience as a successful dean. She is a nationally recognized expert in nursing, with a record of strong national leadership. She is an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program and the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program and has served in a variety of leadership roles in professional organizations. She is a member of a number of editorial boards and a frequent national speaker on issues related to workforce development, interprofessional education and competency-based education. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

As Wayne State’s chief academic officer, Dr. Clabo is the second-ranking executive officer and responsible for all matters related to the instructional mission of the university including faculty matters, student performance and retention, and academic personnel policies and decisions, among other duties.

Dr. Clabo received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Windsor, her master’s in nursing administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia and her PhD in nursing from the University of Rhode Island.

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