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University Administration

University Administration

President: Philip Pumerantz, PhD, LHD (Hon.)
Provost and Chief Operating Officer: Gary M. Gugelchuk, PhD
Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer: Kevin D. Shaw
General Counsel: Keith A. Johnson, JD
Senior Vice President: Thomas G. Fox, PhD
Vice Provost: Sheree J. Aston, OD, MA, PhD
Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs: Beverly A. Guidry, EdD
Vice President for Research and Biotechnology: Steven J. Henriksen, PhD
Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Research and Contract Management: Matthew Katz, MHA
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and University Registrar – Kimberley de Kruif, MBA
Executive Director, Facilities and Physical Plant: Todd Clark, AIA
Executive Director, Information Technology: Denise Wilcox, MS
Executive Director, Public Affairs and Marketing: Jeff Keating
Executive Director, University Library: Patricia Vader, MLIS
Senior Director, Business Services and Purchasing: Michael Butler
Director, Bookstore: Liz Guerra
Director, Environmental Health and Safety: Brett Boston
Director, Financial Aid and Special Assistant to the President: Otto Reyer, MA
Director, Harris Family Center for Disability & Health Policy & Assistant Vice President for Government: Brenda Premo, MBA
Director, Institutional Research: Juan Ramirez, PhD

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Vice-President, Oregon Campus Operations, Interim Dean, COMP: Paula M. Crone, DO
Vice-Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific: David Connett, DO
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs & Postgraduate Training: Michael Finley, DO
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Susan Mackintosh, DO, MPH
Associate Dean, Basic Sciences and Research: Nissar Darmani, PhD
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs COMP-Northwest: Edward Junkins, MD
Assistant Dean, Pre-Clinical Education: Gerald Thrush, PhD
Assistant Dean, Interdisciplinary Professional Education: Gail Singer-Chang, PsyD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs: Michelle Emmert, EdD
Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics, Chief Technology Officer: Scott Helf, DO, MSIT
Assistant Dean, Clinical Education: Stephanie White, DO
Chairperson, Department of Anatomy: James May, PhD
Chairperson, Department of Basic Medical Sciences: Nissar Darmani, PhD
Chairperson, Department of Family Medicine: Alan D. Cundari, DO, MS
Interim Chairperson, Department of Internal Medicine: Michael Finley, DO
Chairperson, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology: Lony C. Castro, MD
Chairperson, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Michael Seffinger, DO
Chairperson, Department of Pediatrics: Lisa Warren, DO
Chairperson, Department of Surgery: J. Vivian Davis III, DO
Chairperson, Department of Psychiatry: Christopher Heh, MD
Chairperson, Department of Pathology: Cyrus Parsa, DO
Director, Institute for Medical Educators: Gail Singer-Chang, PsyD
Director, Willed Body Program: Niña McCoy

College of Allied Health Professions

Dean, College of Allied Health Professions: Stephanie D. Bowlin, EdD, PA-C
Associate Dean of Research: Donna Redman-Bentley, PhD, PT
Chairperson, Department of Health Sciences Education: Tina Meyer, MS, PA-C
Chairperson, Department of Physician Assistant Education: Roy Guizado, MS, PA-C
Chairperson, Department of Physical Therapy Education: Denise Schilling, PhD, PT

College of Pharmacy

Dean, College of Pharmacy: Daniel Robinson, PharmD
Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs: Sunil Prabhu, PhD
Associate Dean, College Advancement: Sam K. Shimomura, PharmD
Associate Dean, Experiential and Professional Affairs: James Scott, PharmD
Vice Dean, Academic Diversity and Development:Jesse F. Martinez, PharmD, FASCP
Assistant Dean of Curricular Affairs: Eunice Chung, PharmD
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs: Mark Iannuzzo
Director of Residency and Fellowship Training: Cynthia Jackevicius, PharmD
Director of Enrollment Management: Megan Nguyen, PharmD
Director, Operations: Mark Goggin
Department Chair, Pharmacy Practice and Administration: Anandi Law, PhD
Department Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences: Stephen O’Barr, PhD
Director, Center for the Advancement of Drug Research and Evaluation: Moses S. Chow PharmD
Director of Graduate Education: Dr. Jeffrey Wang, PhD

College of Graduate Nursing

Founding Dean, College of Graduate Nursing: Karen Hanford, EdD, MSN, FNP
Assistant Dean of Distance Operations, Director of MSN/FNP Program and Ambulatory Care Nursing Program, Professor: Diana Lithgow, PhD, FNP-BC, RN
Associate Dean of Administration & Research, Director of ADN to MSN Program, Assistant Director of MSN-E Program: Mary Lopez, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean of Community Engagement, Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair for Nursing Safety & Quality, Director of Health Systems Leadership, Assistant Director of DNP Program, Associate Professor: Jan Boller, PhD, RN
Director of MSN-E Program, Associate Professor: Ivy C. Tuason, RN, MSN, FNP
Director of DNP Program, Professor: Rodney (Rod) Hicks, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN

College of Veterinary Medicine

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine: Phillip D. Nelson, DVM, PhD
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs: Teresa Y. Morishita, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACPV
Associate Dean, Research: Dominique Griffon, DMV, MS, PhD, DECVS, DACVS
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, Stephen J. Waldhalm, PhD, DVM
Director, Year 1: Josep Rutllant-Labeaga, DVM, PhD (Interim)
Director, Year 2: Josep Rutllant-Labeaga, DVM, PhD
Director, Year 3: Wendell J. Cole, DVM, Dipl. ACT
Director, Year 4: Ron Terra, DVM, MS, MBA
Director, Clinical Relations: Paul Gordon-Ross, DVM, MS
Director, College Outcomes Assessment: Peggy L. Schmidt, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM
Program Director, Willed deceased Animals for Veterinary Education (W.A.V.E.): Tamara Miller

College of Optometry

Dean, College of Optometry: Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: Daniel Kurtz, PhD, OD

College of Dental Medicine

Dean, College of Dental Medicine: Steven W. Friedrichsen, DDS
Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs: Elizabeth Andrews, DDS, MS
Associate Dean for Community Partnerships and Access to Care: Timothy Martinez, DMD
Assistant Dean for Patient Care and Clinical Education: David Lazarchik, DMD
Assistant Dean for Research and Biomedical Sciences: Bradley S. Henson, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor/Associate Dean for Simulation, Immersion & Digital Learning Environments: Robert Hasel, DDS
Director of Student Services: Sean Rowan, BS, MA
Director of Operations: Anna Enriquez
Director of Community Outreach: Josih Hostetler, MSW
Director of Education: Donna Guisado, BS, MS
Director of Patient Care Services: Suzanne Adolphson, MSW, MHA
Director of Information Systems: Cassie Wright Jr., BS

College of Podiatric Medicine

Dean, College of Podiatric Medicine: Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM
Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: Lester J. Jones, Jr., DPM, MS

Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences

Dean, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences: Michel Baudry, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Guru V. Betageri, PhD