Message from Dean Renae Chesnut:
Whether you are a future student, potential faculty member, alum looking to connect, or professional partner, welcome to our virtual community!
I have no doubt that you will find this community to be one that exhibits our values of collegiality, professionalism, collaboration, entrepreneurial leadership, innovation, and learner-centered en route to accomplishing our vision to be a "diverse community of learners leading the way to a healthy world". Even though I have been a member of this community for several years, I continue to be amazed each day with the passion and dedication that the faculty, staff, students, alumni and our many partners bring to this vision and our values.
The result? As a graduate who has combined liberal arts education along with professional preparation, you will be prepared for success and leadership in professional fields that offer enormous opportunity and have a tremendous impact on people’s lives. You will also find many opportunities to gain practical experience through exposure to hands-on practice settings around the world and a variety of experiences and opportunites such as pursuing research projects with professors, completing unique internships, and taking on leaderhip roles that prepare you for future success. Our curricula provide the rigor for you to succeed in your future career, while providing the flexibility and opportunities for you to add value to your degree through our combined degree programs, minors, and concentrations. You'll be able to participate in a variety of leadership and other co-curricular experiences that prepare you for future leadership roles and responsibilites. You won't just obtain a job, you'll be able to pursue a career that you are passionate about!
Whichever program you choose to pursue, you will find excellent and accessible faculty ready to guide you toward success. You will have the opportunity to learn from them in the classroom or through individual assistance, gain advice on career pathways, participate with them in their research projects, and provide professional and community service together. And the connections don't end with graduation. We are proud of our alumni and the network that has developed through their giving back to our programs. Our alumni have found that whatever path they choose to pursue, they are recognized for their commitment to advancing their practices, supporting their community, and advocating for their patients and profession.
Welcome to our community!