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A national leader with a tradition of excellence, the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CoNHP) will lead eleven academic areas in one of the largest undergraduate and graduate colleges for Arkansas State University. Nationally accredited and highly ranked, CoNHP provides vital education and service programs to A-State’s home town of Jonesboro, which is the healthcare hub for a 23-county Delta region, home to two large, thriving healthcare systems, and nearby metropolitan health care systems. 

A-State has a long history of healthcare leadership for the state, and hosts on campus the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and a large research facility at the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. The dean will provide dynamic leadership to the academic areas of nursing, clinical laboratory sciences, communication disorders, disaster preparedness and emergency management, medical imaging and radiation sciences, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, athletic training, dietetics, and the recently approved occupational health and safety.


Dr. Hal Strough
Hal Strough
Associate Dean, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, Department of Health and Human Performance
Nova Southeastern University
Thursday, April 29, 2021
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: HPESS Rm 202
Dr. Shawn M. Drake
Shawn Drake
Dept. Chair and Professor, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy
Arkansas State University
Monday, May 3, 2021
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: HPESS Rm 202
Dr. Scott Gordon
Scott Gordon
Associate Dean and Professor, WellStar College of Health and Human Services, Dept. of Health & Human Performance
Kennesaw State University
Friday, May 7, 2021
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Location: HPESS Rm 112