From the Dean
Healthcare professions are some of the fastest growing career fields and are expected to continue to grow in demand. With a degree in a healthcare discipline from the University of Saint Francis, you will have many employment opportunities now and in the future. Classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences guided by faculty who are experts in their fields will prepare you for a successful and rewarding career. Be sure to visit our state-of-the-art Simulation Lab where we have high fidelity human patient simulators who are capable of interacting like actual patients.
From the Director of Strategic Initiatives
I am the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the School of Health Sciences. I work closely with our Dean, Dr. Mindy Yoder, in an administrative role for the School which includes five departments that offer eight degree options. Most of what I do is “behind the scenes”- working on writing grants, writing various reports, and helping to plan and implement the School of Health Sciences Five-Year Strategic Plan. I collect and collate data for our School Evaluation Plan so we can make sure we are meeting the needs of the students, faculty, external stakeholders and accreditation agencies. I also develop and update School policies which closely relate to Department and University policies. As the Director of Strategic Initiatives, I help plan for the future of the School – reviewing where we are and looking ahead to where we want to be into the future. Without a strategic plan to guide our vision, we may never achieve it. I am dedicated to making our School vision a reality. “The School will become the premier center for educational excellence, compassionate presence, and innovation in healthcare by producing stellar practitioners who exceed the ordinary, achieve the exceptional, and lead by example.”