University Leadership

//University Leadership
University Leadership 2017-02-14T15:03:45+00:00

Administration

  • 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 […]
    View Profile
  • Mark Horacek, PT, MS, PhD thumbnail

    Mark Horacek, PT, MS, PhD

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

    Michael Skurja, Jr., PT, DPT, ECS

    EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS 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 […]
    View Profile
  • 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 […]
    View Profile
  • Jeffrey B. Bate, MBA thumbnail

    Jeffrey B. Bate, MBA

    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND 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 and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining the university, Jeff served as the Controller for NetDeposit, a subsidiary of ZionsBankCorp, Inc., where he was responsible for all […]
    View Profile
  • 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 […]
    View Profile
  • 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. Bryce offers a history of successful leadership in all aspects of enrollment management. With proper application of expertise, genuine interest and leadership, Bryce is at home with his current role as a leader in creating excellence with the help of his team.  […]
    View Profile
  • David Payne, PA-C thumbnail

    David Payne, PA-C

    CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES; PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MASTER OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES
    David grew up in Mesa, Arizona. David earned a B.S. in Psychology and Pre-Health graduating summa cum laude from Arizona State University. While in college David met his future wife, Ceri. They have been happily married now dating back to last century (1999) and have 3 beautiful daughters. In 2005, David completed his Master’s in […]
    View Profile

Board of Trustees

Toggle Sliding Bar Area
RMUoHP Webstudy