Public Invited to ‘Trusted Leadership’ Talk Jan. 26 at MTSU


Jennifer Vedral-Baron, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System director, will speak on “Trusted Leadership” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Simmons Amphitheatre (Room 106) of the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building at MTSU.

“This presentation is another example of Director Vedral-Baron’s commitment to MTSU and our students,” said Dr. Hilary Miller, director of The Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center, one of the co-sponsors along with the University Honors College and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

“Since moving into her new position, the director has already attended a Graduating Veterans Stole Ceremony and been instrumental in providing academic and career opportunities to our students,” Miller added. “The director’s leadership and military experience as well as her medical background should make the presentation appealing to many groups.”

The event is open to the public. To find parking and the honors building, a printable map is available at Off-campus visitors attending the event should obtain a special one-day permit from MTSU’s Office of Parking and Transportation at

In 2016, Vedral-Baron retired after 30 years of active military service with the U.S. Navy. Her most recent assignment was being director of the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where she was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal.

During her service, she was also awarded the Legion of Merit Award (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards).

Vedral-Baron also holds the distinction of being the only U.S. Navy Hospital commanding officer to have led her teams to five Military Health System Patient Safety Awards.

The MTSU speaker was selected as a fellow by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2011 and was recognized as a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She maintains certification as an adult nurse practitioner.

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