Academic Affairs supports the mission and vision of WSU Health Sciences to be recognized and valued for providing an innovative, responsive and integrated learning environment for health science students, staff and faculty. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is responsible for faculty affairs, support of faculty governance, academic planning, policies and procedures.
The WSU Health Sciences campus educates future health care professionals and researchers to improve the health of individuals, families and communities in the region and state. Interprofessional education is when two or more professions learn with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. This campus is designed with its colleges to provide interprofessional education and collaborative research. The Office of Academic Affairs makes the connections and provides the structure and resources to support interprofessional education and educational scholarship. Academic Affairs will assist WSU Health Sciences in fostering a diverse and inclusive culture that graduates diverse health professionals providing healthcare with cultural humility.
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is Gwen W. Halaas, family physician and educator, who is committed to supporting and preparing faculty to provide the best education for WSU Health Sciences students who will graduate with the skills and knowledge to make a difference and improve the health of individuals, families and communities.