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College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences Strategic Plan: 2017-2022

Health is a multidimensional issue that touches everyone. It involves preventative health, well-being, healthcare access, the treatment of diseases and disorders, mental health, disability, and healthcare policy – all interwoven within a dynamic matrix of social, economic, technological, and political forces. The College of Health Sciences is positioned to play an impactful role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Wyoming and the Mountain West region.

Goal One: Driving Excellence

Goal Two: Inspiring Students

Goal Three: Impacting Communities

Goal Four: A High-Performing University

CHS Strategic Plan: 2017-2022









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Students Learn College, Career Readiness Skills in UW-Led Summer Program

High school students working to solve a puzzle.Students from Sweetwater County learned college and career readiness skills this summer in a program facilitated by the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND).

ACCESS Employment, a WIND program providing pre-employment transition services, provided an educational experience that included four sessions using Zoom videoconferencing technology and an on-campus day at Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) in Rock Springs.

Students from ages 14-21 learned workplace readiness skills, effective resume building and how to present themselves professionally, along with collaboration techniques and how to plan for and succeed in college.

Janean Forsyth Lefevre, program manager, and Greg Ronco, project coordinator, developed the program and led the educational sessions in conjunction with collaborative partners at WWCC and Kyla Maestas, a developmental disabilities service provider in Rock Springs. WWCC staff, led by Vice President for Student Services Philip Parnell, treated the students to a personalized campus tour and led presentations on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), disability support, wellness services and financial aid.

In the picture: Students work in collaboration to solve puzzles in a custom-designed, “Harry Potter”-themed escape room as part of a summer program facilitated by the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. (Greg Ronco Photo)

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