Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Lois L. Salmeron

Lois L. Salmeron was a founder and faculty member of the nursing program at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City from its inception in 1970 to 2001. She served as professor and later dean of the Health Sciences Division at that institution. More than 2,500 students have passed through the nursing program at OSU-OKC, with a 91 percent first-time pass rate for the state nursing examination. Salmeron helped to develop the first nursing program offered in Oklahoma via distance learning. She was the first nurse to receive the Graham White Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1989. She retired in 2001, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2003.