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Cumming Presidential Chair

Overview

Annette Poulson Cumming is an alumna of the University of Utah and the College of Nursing, having received both a B.S. degree in Nursing and an M.B.A. In 2001, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University. She was an intensive care nurse and nursing administrator for eleven years before changing to a career in business and real estate. She now serves as Vice President and Executive Director of the Cumming Foundation.

Cumming served on the national board of directors of Planned Parenthood Federation of America from 1992 to 1997 and was a member of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Board until 2003. She served as the board chair of Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and founded Planned Parenthood Action Council (Utahns for Choice). She has chaired the University of Utah National Advisory Council and the Salt Lake Airport Authority. She also served on the National Advisory Council for the Utah Symphony and Opera.

Cumming is currently serving on the Planned Parenthood Federal Political Action Committee and chairs the Leadership Council of Planned Parenthood’s Power the Promise Campaign. She is on the Ambassador’s Circle of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and serves on the Americans for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In addition, Cumming is a member of the College of Nursing’s Advisory Council, the David Eccles School of Business National Advisory Board, the board of ACCION USA, a micro lending organization, and the Guttmacher Institute. The College of Nursing building is named in her honor.

Chair Holders

Sara Simonsen, PhD, MSPH, MS, CNM (Current chair holder)
Patricia A. Murphy, CNM, DrPH, FACNIM (First chair holder) 

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