Message from Dean Sandra Bibb, DNSc, RN, FAAN

Dean Sandra BibbWelcome to the College of Health Professions (CHP) at Wichita State University (WSU) where we are leading change in healthcare education.

The 21st century healthcare landscape is changing; and to be relevant, healthcare delivery must be global, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, patient-centered, inter-professional, and collaborative, while engaging both patient and community stakeholders. Our CHP programs incorporate these healthcare delivery themes, and our progressive, positive approach to healthcare change ensures that our health professions graduates are ready to meet the demands of the current healthcare environment.

Our mission is to improve the health of the community by engaging students, faculty, staff, and the larger community in the preparation of healthcare leaders, scholars, and professionals.

Established in 1970, the CHP is a strong, diverse, academic unit offering twenty-three health professions programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree levels organized within three schools. Our School of Health Sciences provides health professions programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Public Health Sciences. Our School of Nursing offers Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse programs; and our School of Oral Health offers programs in Dental Hygiene and Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Our programs provide applied learning experiences for all students and we offer opportunities for inter-professional education and collaborative practice in the CHP, at WSU and in the surrounding health care community.

Whether you are a prospective student looking for an exciting experience in health professions education or a health professional or educator looking for a faculty experience amongst a community of dedicated and accomplished educators and scholars, I invite you to take a look at our website and learn about our programs, faculty, staff, students, and community partnerships. You will soon discover that our first priority is our students and that we are leaders in preparing future healthcare professionals, leaders, educators, innovators, and scholars.

Come join us as we lead the change in healthcare education!

-- Dr. Sandra Bibb, Dean of the College of Health Professions



Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean's Advisory Council consists of health care professionals in our community who serve on a volunteer basis. The committee meets quarterly and provides counsel to the dean and the college on various topics related to health care education. Meet the Council Members