DHSS Commissioner keynotes at College of Health 2015 All-College meeting
Dean Bill Hogan presented information on the COH programs and budget, outlined some of the major accreditation efforts over the past and coming academic year, welcomed new COH units, and recognized new faculty and staff. Dr. Bart Quimby from UAA Academic Planning, spoke briefly about the steps the Anchorage campus is taking to look at alignment of unit missions, state priorities, and student needs in this time of budget constraints. The meeting closed with a round-robin presentation by the COH Leadership Team highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing us this academic year.
Other COH Updates:
Accreditations: Physical Therapy Assistant, Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene, Human Services AAS and BHS, Masters in Public Health, and Didactic Program in Dietetics have all been involved with their professional accreditation processes.
Joint Pharmacy Program with Idaho State University
The College of Health has signed an agreement with Idaho State University (ISU) to begin a Pharmacy program, which will admit its first students in the Fall of 2016. ISU has hired a program director, Tom Wadsworth, who began work in COH in August.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents has named UAA as the health campus for the entire UA system. The College of Health (COH) is in the forefront of educating students to become doctors, nurses, and other health care and public health professionals and researchers. The college is comprised of 15 academic and research units focused on the state’s top health priorities: