Organizational Structure

Welcome to CHS! Unlike a traditional college structure, our organizational structure is unique and allows us to be flexible, adaptive and able to grow into the future. Without separate academic departments and schools, CHS is poised to adapt as problems change, policy windows open and close, priorities emerge and opportunities arise to respond to the needs of our community.

CHS is grounded by the decision to centralize the primary functions of the college. This model is more efficient and reduces costs and overhead. The structure is led by the dean's office and includes these components:

  • Translational Teams
  • Affinity Networks
  • Academic Degree Programs and Continuing Professional Education
  • Success Service Units
  • College Infrastructure

Contacts

Component Descriptions

Dean’s Office

Dean’s Office

The Dean’s Office develops and leads all strategy, planning and implementation and ensures that the college meets its performance goals as established by the university.

Leaders:

Academic Success Hub

Academic Success Hub

The Academic Success Hub works with faculty on all aspects of academic programs, including the development and enhancement of academic programs, development of experiential learning opportunities, program curriculum revisions, clinical program accreditation, teaching excellence, instructional design support and facilitation of faculty-student interactions.

Leaders:

Business Solutions

Business Solutions

Business Solutions includes services in the areas of finance, budgeting, travel, human resources, research advancement, IT, facilities and analytics. The goal of this team is to work effectively and collaboratively to support and advance the viability of the College of Health Solutions in the fulfillment of its academic and research mission.

Leader: Lynne Davis, Executive Director of Business Solutions

Clinical and Community Translational Science

Clinical and Community Translational Science

Critical to the college’s ability to translate scientific health research and discovery into practice, the Clinical and Community Translational Science initiative aims to address complex health needs in the community through clinical trials and community-based research. Central to this effort is the recognition of health as a complex interplay of factors and the need to bring together transdisciplinary teams to solve critical health problems. The college’s translational teams are composed of faculty, staff, students and community partners who have self-organized to address a pressing and multifaceted health problem. CHS affinity networks (ANs) serve as knowledge networks that create valuable resource pools for our college. These networks focus on methodology, providing an opportunity for faculty and staff to work on concepts, methods and skills.

Leaders: 

  • Scott Leischow, Executive Director of Clinical and Community Translational Science
  • Deborah Williams, Associate Director of Clinical and Community Translational Science

Design and Innovation Studio for Health (DISH)

Design and Innovation Studio for Health (DISH)

This office oversees and evaluates the strategic direction for the college, determines resource needs and opportunities for revenue generation, and helps to manage strategic relationships that support research and academic advancement. The office also plays a role in fielding potential special projects for the college that relate to business development and other non-traditional opportunities for faculty and students. Finally, the office is tasked with growing innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for faculty, staff, and students in the college and in collaboration with other units across the university.

Leaders: 

  • Matthew Buman, Director of Vision and Strategic Solutions
  • Nate Wade, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation

Faculty Success Hub

Faculty Success Hub

The Faculty Success Hub serves as the primary resource for faculty development across all programs. Its primary goal is to assist faculty in achieving their individualized goals across the domains of teaching, service, research/scholarship and wellness, while ensuring alignment with the mission of CHS. All faculty report to the Faculty Success Hub.

Leaders:

  • Carol Johnston, Associate Dean of Faculty Success (Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty)
  • Colleen Cordes, Assistant Dean of Faculty Success (Non-Tenure Track Faculty)

Marketing and Event Solutions

Marketing and Event Solutions

The Marketing and Event Solutions team is responsible for advancing the mission of CHS by generating greater awareness, engagement and conversion of our target audiences in the achievement of organizational goals. Marketing and Events articulates the college brand and competitive positioning through the use of innovative and effective strategies for measurable results, including marketing/advertising, creative development, communications/media relations, external relations and events.

Leader: Julie Krell, Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Research Success Hub

Research Success Hub

The Research Success Hub is responsible for developing and facilitating innovative, progressive, faculty-led programs of research. Overarching responsibilities include strategic visioning for developing short and long-range research initiatives; developing and advancing strong collaborations across CHS and the university overall; securing research funding; running an efficient and effective research infrastructure; and mentoring research-oriented faculty.

Leaders:

Staff Success Hub

Staff Success Hub

The Staff Success Hub oversees all staff and faculty engagement programs, onboarding of new staff, and staff professional development.

Student Success Hub

Student Success Hub

The Student Success Hub improves our ability to recruit, enroll and retain students and helps each student navigate through their learning experiences. This hub includes student recruitment, engagement and retention, advising and community placements. 

Leader: Carrie Robinson, Executive Director of Student Success

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