Laurel Van Dromme MA

Chief of Strategic Partnerships
(614) 292-6077

134 Newton Hall
1585 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210


As Chief of Strategic Partnerships, Laurel builds relationships to advance the College of Nursing and the university’s health and wellness efforts at the local, state, national, international levels. Through this work, she enables students, faculty, and staff to have ever greater influence on the education, research, and business of nursing and health and wellness. She has been instrumental in the College receiving a $6.5 million gift to endow the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute in Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare; forging the university’s partnerships with national non-profits such as Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, STOP Obesity Alliance, Women’s Heart Alliance, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts® initiative; expanding the college’s nurse practitioner-led clinic OSU Total Health & Wellness, including its incorporation of virtual healthcare technology, and securing long-term sustainability funding; and building business collaborations with national and international health-focused companies. A proud graduate of The Ohio State University, Laurel was also a Fulbright Scholar at Justus Liebig Universitaet Giessen in Germany, and earned her Master’s Degree at UCLA. She has worked with Dean Melnyk for more than 11 years at Arizona State University (2005-2011) and Ohio State (2011 – present).