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Provost’s Corner

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Welcome to the new Office of Academic Affairs webpage at Western University of Health Sciences. While serving as Provost, Dr. Gary Gugelchuk initiated the efforts to develop a site where students and faculty can conveniently access frequently needed information and links to services.   Over the course of the next few months the Office of Academic Affairs will provide additions and changes to assure the webpage meets objectives.  

At WesternU, the Provost serves as the chief academic officer and is responsible for the Office of Academic Affairs, but most importantly provides the leadership for the University’s academic mission. The Provost bears the responsibility for integrating our core values into an exceptional education that prepares healers who will improve the lives of those under their care. Our mission statement provides a reminder of why we chose to enroll, teach or work at WesternU. more…

Academic Affairs Spotlight

Gary GImage of Dr. Gugelchuk next to a podium preparing to speak to an audience. ugelchuk, PhD, has agreed to serve as interim president of Western University of Health Sciences, while a successor for Founding President Emeritus Philip Pumerantz, PhD is sought.  A national search for the next WesternU President is expected to last into 2016.

Dr Gugelchuk’s unique leadership and vision have profoundly shaped the institution that has become Western University of Health Sciences. He has been with WesternU for 29 years and has served as Provost since February 2012.

 “I’m very pleased we were able to find such a terrific candidate for interim president,” said Richard Bond, DO, chair of the WesternU Board of .” more…