HHS Dean’s Leadership Council

Dean's Leadership Council group photo Front Row, L-R: Kathleen A. Widner, Cheryl E. McCarthy, Susan Kay Gadomski, R. William Edmundson, Derek C. Delp, Jane S. Link, Candace Best, Renee M. Nelson. Back Row, L-R: Paul L. Ziemer, Elizabeth A. Whittaker, Bob L. Miles, Joyce Berry Miles, Marion K. Underwood, Sam Ogrizovich, Patsy J. Mellott, Maxine H. Miller, Bennet R. Miller Not Pictured: Sally B. Hanley, William G. Hanley, Mary Lou Hazleton.

The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) Dean’s Leadership Council (DLC), established in 2019, is a demographically-varied group of distinguished HHS alumni and friends. Council members draw on their expertise and leadership experiences to serve as both a source and sounding board for sustainable ideas that will advance the College. As a whole, the Council represents each of HHS’ nine academic units and offers strategic advice in the areas of program development, career preparation for students, alumni engagement, fundraising initiatives, and more. The group meets on campus twice annually.


Derek Delp

Mr. Derek C. Delp – President

Hospitality and Tourism Management, BS 1995
Las Vegas, NV

Candace Best

Dr. Candace Best

Psychological Sciences, MS 2006, PhD 2010
Evans, GA

William Edmundson

Mr. R. William Edmundson

Hospitality and Tourism Management, BS 1962
Park Ridge, IL

Susan Kay Gadomski

Mrs. Susan Kay Gadomski

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, BS 1969
Center Valley, PA

Sally Hanley

Mrs. Sally B. Hanley

Human Development and Family Studies, BS 1961
Omaha, NE


Bill Hanley

Mr. William G. Hanley

Management, BS 1960
Omaha, NE

Mary Hazleton

Mrs. Mary Lou Hazleton

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, BS 1965
Naples, FL

Jane Link

Dr. Jane Shade Link

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, BS 1967
Sunman, In

Cheryl McCarthy

Mrs. Cheryl E. McCarthy

Hospitality and Tourism Management, BS 1977
Hanover, PA

Patsy Mellott

Ms. Patsy J. Mellott

Nutrition Science, BS 1969
Fishers, IN

Bob Miles

Mr. Bob L. Miles

Civil Engineering, BS 1963
Lafayette, IN

Joyce Miles

Mrs. Joyce Berry Miles

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, BS 1965
Lafayette, IN

Ben Miller

Mr. Bennet R. Miller

Management, BS 1959
Bonita Springs, FL  34134

Maxine Miller

Mrs. Maxine H. Miller

Home Economics, BS 1959
Bonita Springs, FL

Renee Nelson

Mrs. Renee M. Nelson

Health Sciences, BS 1981
Lafayette, CA

Sam Ogrizovich

Mr. Sam Ogrizovich

Palos Heights, IL

Elizabeth Whittaker

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Whittaker

Hospitality and Tourism Management, BS 1999
West Lafayette, IN

Kathy Widner

Mrs. Kathleen A. Widner

Health and Kinesiology, BA 1979
Martinez, CA

Paul Ziemer

Dr. Paul L. Ziemer

Health Sciences, PhD 1963
Lafayette, IN





Marion Underwood

Marion K. Underwood

HHS Dean

Aaron Kosdrosky

Aaron Kosdrosky

HHS Chief Development Officer

Casey Dexter

Casey Dexter

Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events