Rhonda Flenoy-Younger is the Director of Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions and Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the UCLA School of Nursing. She has been employed at the University of California, Los Angeles since 1983 and with the School of Nursing since 1985. Her responsibilities are to manage the recruitment, preadmission counseling, outreach and admissions for the Undergraduate and Graduate programs in the School of Nursing. She represents the School of Nursing at local, state, national and international conferences and conventions.
Flenoy-Younger is also a member of the School of Nursing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and established the Safe Zone for Students. The Safe Zone is a space where students can find a listening ear, encouragement and guidance in confidentiality.
In 2004 Flenoy-Younger received the Fair and Open Academic Environment Award from the University of California Academic Senate for her valuable contributions to the work of the University. She also received the 2009 Best Practice in Graduate Nurse Recruiting award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Flenoy-Younger coordinated several programs at the school of nursing including the Summer Internship Program for Underserved Middle School Students in South Central Los Angeles; Admission Information Sessions for the Bachelor, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Philosophy Programs and the Summer Research Program for nursing students enrolled in a BSN program interested in Research and pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Nursing. She is also the coordinator of the UCLA School of Nursing Mentorship Program and the advisor to the Pan African Nursing Student and Alumni Association.
Flenoy-Younger has fostered many strong relationships with parents, students, and alumni over the years. It’s the reason that many know her as “Mama Rhonda”.