CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Charlita Shelton has been appointed Executive Director of Dallas Nursing Institute (DNI), effective November 14th. In this role, Shelton will lead development of DNI's strategic vision and assure its ongoing commitment to high quality across the college, spearhead institutional operations to enhance student success, and cultivate new mission-related opportunities. "With a rich body of professional experience and deep knowledge of what it takes to help higher education institutions thrive, we're excited to welcome Dr. Shelton to DNI as its Executive Director," says Board Chair George Mitchell. "Her keen expertise in matrixed education systems of all kinds coupled with her unbridled commitment to students, academic quality, and access to education bode well not only for DNI but for our entire System as we move forward with a commitment to cross-college radical cooperation," adds TCS President Michael Horowitz. Shelton brings an extensive higher education background to her new role. She has previously served as president of the University of the Rockies where she was also named President Emerita, held nursing school leadership roles as well as positions ranging from regional executive director to associate vice president for academic affairs to organizational diversity officer. She holds a Master's degree in Education from National University, and a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. About TCS Education SystemTCS Education System (TCS) is a nonprofit system of colleges that was launched in 2009 to advance student success and community impact. Currently, the System spans five colleges, campus locations across 12 cities and 21 global academic partners to fulfill the aspirations of nearly 7,000 students. The TCS model provides its colleges with the scale of resources necessary to succeed, including admissions and enrollment operations, finance and accounting, information and learning technology, marketing, strategic planning, compliance and legal services, human resources, and global engagement among other areas of professional expertise. The System was founded on the belief that by sharing administrative resources and allowing colleges to concentrate on providing students with quality, social change-focused education, we can empower each member of our community to change the world. TCS colleges include The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Pacific Oaks College & Children's School, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Dallas Nursing Institute, and Saybrook University. To learn more, visit www.tcsedsystem.edu.