Administration

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    Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS

    PRESIDENT
    Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS President Dr. Nielsen obtained his BS degree in pre-physical therapy from Brigham Young University in 1973 and his BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 1975. He entered the United States Navy serving in various positions over 20 years. During Dr. Nielsen’s last tour of […]
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    Hani S. Ghazi-Birry, MD, PhD, OD

    EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS & PROVOST
    Hani S. Ghazi-Birry, MD, PhD, ODExecutive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost Dr. Ghazi-Birry currently serves as Professor, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP). Previously he served as Professor, Academic Dean & Vice Provost at RMUoHP.  Dr. Ghazi-Birry’s primary teaching responsibilities reside in pharmacology […]
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    Michael Skurja, Jr., PT, DPT, ECS

    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND DIRECTOR OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
    Dr. Skurja is one of the three co-founders of the University, and he currently serves as the Chief Operation Officer & Director of Continuing Education. Dr. Skurja graduated with a BS degree in Biological Science from Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, a Certificate in Physical Therapy from the Mayo Foundation, School of Physical Therapy, Rochester, […]
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    Sandra L. Pennington, RN, PhD

    EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
    Sandra L. Pennington, RN, PhDExecutive Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives Dr. Sandra L. Pennington has a forty-year career as a registered nurse serving in diverse leadership roles in the clinical and academic settings. Currently she is the University’s Executive Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she provides […]
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  • Jeffrey B. Bate, MBA thumbnail

    Jeffrey B. Bate, MBA

    VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
    Jeffrey B. Bate, MBAVice President of Finance Jeffrey Bate was hired as the Vice President of Finance, January, 2011. In his role he is responsible for all financial areas including internal audit and controls, financial reporting and analysis, treasury, financial aid, and the strategic financial direction for Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. His continuous […]
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    Jessica D. Egbert, PhD

    VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    Jessica D. Egbert, PhDVice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Community Engagement Dr. Jessica Egbert joined RMUoHP in 2001 and currently serves as Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Community Engagement. In her role, Dr. Egbert directs systematic assessment and continuous improvement processes to enhance institutional effectiveness via achievement of performance-driven outcomes. She also supports the […]
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  • Erin R. Nosel, OD, MS, FAAO thumbnail

    Erin R. Nosel, OD, MS, FAAO

    VICE PRESIDENT OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES
    Erin R. Nosel, OD, MS, FAAOVice President of Enrollment Management and Director of Student Services Dr. Nosel currently serves as the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Director of Student Services at RMUoHP, overseeing the functional areas of graduate recruitment, marketing, admissions, and student services, with responsibilities in staff development, departmental growth and performance and […]
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