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William Hogan 

As Dean of the College of Health, I work with our faculty and staff to promote academic and research excellence on the UA system’s health campus. With our faculty, staff, and community partners, we are collaborating on our five strategic priorities for the next five years:

  1. Expanding and reinforcing the College of Health’s research capacity to address health challenges in Alaska;
  2. Developing and implementing comprehensive lifelong learning pathways that prepare students for the future;
  3. Efficiently and effectively utilizing our resources to prepare and maintain a workforce to meet the future health and well being needs in Alaska;
  4. Developing and optimizing our communication, structure, fiscal, and employee processes with compliance reviews; and
  5. Forging strong relationships, partnerships, and ties with our communities, businesses, schools and people.

We are proud of our students, alums, faculty, and staff – all of whom are making important contributions to the well being of Alaska. We look forward to welcoming our future students and invite you to tour our campus.

- William Hogan, MSW, Dean


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Susan Kaplan
Senior Associate Dean
The College of Health is home to over 40 programs at the graduate, undergraduate, associate, and certificate levels.We are the home to a variety of outreach programs, including delivery of the AAS degree in Nursing to students in 13 sites around Alaska, and are one of the leaders in online courses and degree offerings.

Our programs in high demand areas prepare students to fulfill workforce needs throughout Alaska in health care and social services. Innovative collaborations allow us to provide Alaskan students the opportunity to obtain advanced health care education in areas such as:
  • the WWAMI Medical Education Program,
  • the Creighton University/UAA doctoral programs in Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy,
  • the MEDEX Physician Assistant program, and
  • the UAA College of Health and Idaho State University College of Pharmacy Joint Program

I invite you to explore our many program offerings, centers, and institutes, and consider joining us in the College of Health.

- Susan Kaplan, PhD, MBA, OT, Senior Associate Dean


Contact Us

William Hogan, MSW


(907) 786-4407


Susan Kaplan, PhD, MBA, OT

Senior Associate Dean

 (907) 786-6057


Harriet Paule

Executive Administrative Assistant

Dean's Office, PSB 205B

(907)  786-4852