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  • Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS thumbnail

    Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS

    PRESIDENT
    With over four decades of service and experience, Dr. Richard Nielsen has served as the president of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions since 1998, when the university was originally named Rocky Mountain University of Physical Therapy. After obtaining two separate Bachelor of Science degrees from Brigham Young University in 1973 and the University of […]
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  • Mark Horacek, PT, MS, PhD thumbnail

    Mark Horacek, PT, MS, PhD

    INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND PROVOST
    As a professor, the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Mark Horacek, has been a prominent figure at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions for several years. With his role at the university, Dr. Horacek oversees the academic and related functional areas of the university. Dr. Horacek began and completed all of […]
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  • Michael Skurja, Jr., PT, DPT, ECS thumbnail

    Michael Skurja, Jr., PT, DPT, ECS

    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND DIRECTOR OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
    Dr. Michael Skurja, one of the co-founders of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations and the Director of Continuing Education. Dr. Skurja began his education at Fort Lewis College where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Biological Science. He then graduated from the Mayo Foundation […]
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  • Sandra L. Pennington, RN, PhD thumbnail

    Sandra L. Pennington, RN, PhD

    EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
    With a 40-year career as a registered nurse, Dr. Sandra L. Pennington has served in a wide array of leadership roles in the clinical and academic community. At Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, she is currently the Executive Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she provides leadership and vision […]
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  • Jeffrey B. Bate, MBA thumbnail

    Jeffrey B. Bate, MBA

    VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
    With over 20 years of financial management experience, Jeffrey Bate joined Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2011 and continues to serve as the Vice President of Finance (CFO). Before joining the university, Jeff served as the Controller for NetDeposit, a subsidiary of ZionsBankCorp, Inc., where he was responsible for all financial components. He […]
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  • Jessica D. Egbert, PhD thumbnail

    Jessica D. Egbert, PhD

    VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    With over 15 years of leadership at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Dr. Jessica Egbert, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Community Engagement has played a key role in the University’s growth and development. Dr. Egbert graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, a Master of Education degree in […]
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  • Bryce Greenberg, MBA thumbnail

    Bryce Greenberg, MBA

    ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
    In 2010, Bryce Greenberg joined the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions family as the Director of Admissions. He served in this role for over seven years, until becoming the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management. As a key member of the university staff, Bryce now oversees several departments including Admissions, Marketing, Student Services and […]
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