College of Health Professions Leadership Transition

Dear CHP Faculty and Staff,

I hope this message finds you well and that 2017 is off to a great start for each you. I would like to make you aware of a transition in leadership taking place within the College of Health Professions.

Professor Susan Stein, DHEd, Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions, Director of the Pacific Program of Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (PIPER), and former Dean of the School of Pharmacy of Pacific University, will leave her position at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. During the spring 2017 semester, she will aid in a smooth transition, providing training, support and leadership for ongoing and future CHP and PIPER responsibilities.

Dr. Stein has held administrative, research, specialist, and faculty positions at universities and hospitals in Oregon, Wisconsin, and Indiana. She received her Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Pharmacy, and her Doctorate in Health Education – A.T. Still University, Kirksville, School of Health Management.

Dr. Stein joined Pacific as an Associate Professor and the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education in the School of Pharmacy in 2005. During her tenure as Dean, beginning in July of 2008, Dr. Stein led the School of Pharmacy in its early development, and guided the first four classes of graduates through the innovative three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Since stepping into her role as Associate Dean of the College and Director of PIPER, Sue has provided invaluable faculty development and student affairs support, and has demonstrated exemplary leadership  of our innovative interprofessional education program. Under her guidance, PIPER has grown and become nationally recognized, and will continue to play a vital role in training our students to meet expectations for contemporary healthcare practice.

To ensure a smooth transition, I am working closely with the CHP Deans and Directors, and the members of the University-wide Interprofessional Education Steering Committee to redesign the responsibilities of the Associate Dean/PIPER Director roles to meet the needs of our faculty, students and University community.

It has been my sincere pleasure to work with a colleague of Dr. Sue Stein’s creativity and collegiality. She has had a lasting impact on the College and on Pacific University, and her contagious optimism will be greatly missed!

Please join me in thanking Sue for many years of outstanding service to the university, pharmacy profession and health professions education.

Kindest regards,

Ann Barr-Gillespie, DPT, PhD
Vice Provost and Executive Dean - College of Health Professions
Vice Provost for Research

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017