Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences

Purdue University seeks nominations and applications for Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences. The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) at Purdue University brings together scholars in the health sciences and human sciences to strategically address issues vital to enhancing people’s health and quality of life. HHS’ multidisciplinary learning environment uniquely prepares students to contribute to improved human health and behavior and to serve as leaders in their disciplines. The College also provides a rich environment for world-changing research and discovery. Purdue’s land-grant mission facilitates the translation of these discoveries from theory to application, benefiting not only those in Indiana but society as a whole.

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution that is a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU). Purdue ranks fifth among public institutions in the United States. The West Lafayette Campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 40,000 students. Purdue’s strengths in Engineering, Agriculture, Science, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Liberal Arts, Management, and the Health and Human Sciences contribute to a robust research and educational environment.

The College of Health and Human Sciences includes the following academic units: Consumer Science; Health and Kinesiology; Health Sciences; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Development and Family Studies; Nursing; Nutrition Science; Psychological Sciences; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. In addition, the Public Health Graduate Program, which is administered at the college level, involves collaboration among all HHS academic units. Health and Human Sciences Extension delivers educational programs, applied research and resources to all 92 Indiana counties, with a focus on issues related to food, family, money and health. The College of Health and Human Sciences has approximately 240 faculty, 490 staff, 3,900 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students, and 54,500 living alumni.

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