Dr. Harry L. Williams, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lisa Barkley as the new associate vice president of health and wellness for the University. Dr. Barkley will assume her new position on a full-time basis.
Dr. Barkley moves to her new duties after serving as the dean of the College of Health and Public Policy since late 2004. She will assume her new associate vice president post on Jan. 6.
Dr. John Austin will assume the position of interim dean of the College of Health and Public Policy while continuing to serve in his current post as associate vice president for Research and Sponsored Programs.
Dr. Barkley will plan and direct all aspects of the University’s medical programs and policies. She will also oversee the development of clinical programs focusing on the health care needs of students while engaging in research and publications appropriate to support clinical services.
Also critical in her new role, Dr. Barkley will build and sustain relationships with college health, public health, the local medical community and other external colleagues and constituencies. The directors of Wellness Programs, Student Health Center, Sports Medicine, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention, Behavior of Health Center, and Athletic Training Center will report to Dr. Barkley.
A search for a permanent dean of the College of Health and Public Policy will be initiated on a future date to be announced.