INDIANAPOLIS - The United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis has selected a Denver nurse-educator-scholar with an impressive administrative record to be the new dean of its School of Nursing.

Mary L. McHugh left the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, where she has been active in teaching, research and leadership since 1999, and became dean of UIndy's School of Nursing on Oct. 1.

McHugh succeeds Sharon Isaac, who is retiring after 17 years at UIndy, the last 14 as dean. Under her leadership, UIndy's School of Nursing added five master's programs, a parish nurse program and the state's only master's-degree program in nurse midwifery.