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A Message from the Interim Dean

Susan Smith, PhD

Susan Smith, PT, PhD, Interim Dean

July 5, 2017

Congratulations to all our College of Nursing and Health Professions graduates! The achievements of all of our graduates is a testament to their hard work and dedication to compassionate care as well as the outstanding preparation and guidance our esteemed faculty provided. I recall something Kimberly Allen, one of our commencement student speakers, said in her address. She believes that choosing to stop and be present in the moment with clients and peers far better conveys the empathy and kindness that are the hallmark of quality healthcare and teamwork. I would add that it also a hallmark of a College of Nursing and Health Professions education. 
It is our privilege to have mentored and worked with you. And it is to the benefit of all that we have learned from you as well. We are looking forward to celebrating all your future successes and, please know, that you always have a home here.
I would also like to share that the College of Nursing and Health Professions has gained oversight of a new Center — the Center for Food and Hospitality Management. The Center will house the BS programs in Culinary Arts and Science and Hospitality and the MS programs in Food Science and Culinary Arts and Science along with associated minors. Our nutrition sciences program already has a wonderful relationship with the Center and through this realignment, we are looking forward to deeper collaboration and enhancements to all of our programs.

Susan Smith, PhD
Interim Dean