The Faculty of Training and Well being Professions lately fashioned a Dean’s Govt Advisory Board. The 37 members — together with alumni, group companions and different stakeholders — are training and well being leaders dedicated to the school’s vitality, enchancment and progress.
The board will operate as an advocacy group for the school and collaborate with Dean Kate Mamiseishvili on long-range strategic planning and figuring out service and monetary help alternatives.
“I am grateful to have such engaged and passionate board members who’re keen to assist forge a daring new future within the faculty,” Mamiseishvili mentioned. “Whereas training and healthcare are extra related than ever to sustaining our society, these caring professions proceed to expertise unprecedented adjustments. This group of volunteers can be a much-needed hyperlink between our faculty and the group, whereas additionally offering enter that retains us grounded within the wants of the area, the state and the nation.”
Mamiseishvili, who met with board members in a day-long occasion on March 10, mentioned every brings beneficial knowledge and perspective. “The pressures on the skilled fields we symbolize demand that we provide real-world, well timed training which is inexpensive and supplied by high educators who’re grounded in getting ready our college students to deal with the profound points that society faces,” she mentioned. “That is thrilling work, and the board’s enter and involvement are already having a optimistic influence on our faculty.”
Alumna Ashlie Hilbun, senior vice chairman and chief technique officer at Arkansas Youngsters’s Hospital, was chosen because the inaugural board chair. Hilbun earned an Ed.D. in greater training from the Faculty of Training and Well being Professions.
The board supplied suggestions on the school’s three strategic priorities:
The advisory board will meet twice a 12 months within the fall and spring. Along with common conferences, the chair could name particular conferences of the board and its committees. See board member photographs and bios.
The Faculty of Training and Well being Professions’ six departments put together college students for a variety of careers in training and well being. Along with its longstanding function of getting ready educators and academic leaders, the school additionally trains nurses, speech-language pathologists, public well being specialists, recreation and sport professionals, counselors, occupational therapists, athletic trainers and human efficiency researchers.