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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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UW Selects Dean for Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

Photo showing women with short brown hair and wearing a pink jacket. A tenured professor and retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves from Wright State University (WSU) in Dayton, Ohio, has been selected as dean of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing in the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences.

Sherrill Smith currently serves as full professor in the College of Nursing and Health at WSU. She will begin her new role at UW Aug. 1. Current Dean, Mary Burman, will be stepping back into UW nursing faculty as of July 31. Burman has served as dean for the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing since 2007.

Smith’s academic and military background bring strong leadership to the school. She plans to bolster the school’s preparation of nursing students for taking on leadership roles in practice.

“I have been expected to be a leader since my first RN position as a military officer and staff nurse,” she says. “I have built my leadership skills through positions in practice and academia, and I have shared those experiences in teaching leadership courses to both undergraduate and graduate students.”


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