Celebrating 14 Years of Significant Growth: Joelle Powers’ Retirement and Legacy as Dean of the College of Health Sciences

Dean Dunnagan from the College of Health Sciences to be Recognized on April 10th

The College of Health Sciences is hosting a recognition reception in honor of Joelle Powers, who will be taking over as dean after 14 years of service. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Stueckle Sky Center’s Bronco Zone. During Powers’ tenure as the fifth dean of the college, significant growth and expansion have been achieved.

Under Powers’ leadership, the college has nearly doubled in size and launched three doctoral programs. Additionally, various programs have been created and expanded, including online offerings, a genetic counseling path, and multiple certificates designed for working professionals. Powers also established an advisory group comprised of current and retired CEOs and leaders in the healthcare industry to provide feedback and guidance on course development and major selection.

Following her departure as dean, Powers will take on the role of special assistant to Provost John Buckwalter, focusing on new academic programming in health sciences. To learn more about Powers’ career and achievements, please visit the college’s website.

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