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Dean emerita honored by American Chemical Society

Dr. Nina McClelland, University of Toledo dean emerita, was honored last month by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and selected to its 2011 class of Fellows.

McClelland served in multiple roles at ACS, including as chair of the board of directors. At the Fellows ceremony in Denver, ACS leaders and chemistry professionals spoke about their professional experiences working with her and the friendships that resulted.


McClelland has been highly successful in the business world, spending more than 30 years with NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods. She served as chair of the board of directors and executive committee, and president and chief executive officer. In 1995, McClelland started her own consulting firm.

In 2008, UT asked McClelland to serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a role she held through 2010 when she was elevated to work in the Provost’s Office until her retirement in 2011.

A two-time graduate of The University of Toledo, McClelland earned bachelor and master of science degrees in 1951 and 1963, respectively. She received her doctoral degree in environmental chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1968. UT awarded her an honorary doctorate in science in 2003.

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