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

    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 duty, he served as Chief Physical Therapist […]
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  • Mark Horacek, PT, MS, PhD thumbnail

    Mark Horacek, PT, MS, PhD

    INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND PROVOST
    Dr. Horacek is a Professor and Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Dr. Horacek obtained all of his professional degrees from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Physiology and Reproduction at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Horacek has over 30 years 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. 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 thumbnail

    Sandra L. Pennington, RN, PhD

    EXECUTIVE 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 leadership and vision in the strategic institutional planning process and expedites complex project-based […]
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  • Jeffrey B. Bate, MBA thumbnail

    Jeffrey B. Bate, MBA

    VICE 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 surpassing of operating plans and program analysis […]
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  • Jessica D. Egbert, PhD thumbnail

    Jessica D. Egbert, PhD

    VICE 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 development and documentation of the University’s comprehensive strategic plan, accreditation-related activities, […]
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    Bryce Greenberg, MBA

    ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
    Bryce Greenberg was hired as the Director of Admissions in January 2010 and served to May 2017. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring that the Admissions Office attracted, selected, and retained a diverse student body. Since 2010, under Bryce’s leadership, the Admissions Office has significantly increased the number of applications and enrollments year […]
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