Kasiska Division of Health Sciences Leadership

Vice President for Health Sciences

Force, Rex W., Vice President for Health Sciences; Director, Pocatello Family Medicine Clinical Research Center; Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences.  B.S. 1988, Oregon State University; Pharm.D. 1991, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  (1993) 

Associate Vice President

Owens, Christopher T., Associate Vice President, Kasiska Division of Health Sciences; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences.  B.A. 1998, Utah State University; Pharm.D. 2002, Idaho State University.  M.P.H. 2013, Idaho State University. (2003)

Executive Director - Meridian

Bargen, Gabriel, Executive Director - Meridian; Associate Professor (Audiology), Communication Sciences & Disorders and PhD Program Director, School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences. B.S. 2000, Texas Christian University; M.S.Ed. 2002, University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.A. 2006, University of Kansas Medical Center; Ph.D. 2010, University of Kansas.  (2010)

Dean, College of Pharmacy

Fitzgerald, Walter L., Jr., Dean, College of Pharmacy; Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences.  B.S. 1979, Mercer University; M.S. 1982, The University of Tennessee; J.D. 1983, The University of Memphis.  (2019)

Dean, College of Health

Conner, Teresa. Dean, College of Health; Professor, Physical Therapy. B.S. in Biology, 1987, Queens College; Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology, 1992, East Carolina University; B.S. in Physical Therapy, 1994, East Carolina University; Master of Business Administration, 2015, Elon University. (2021)

Associate Dean and Director, School of Nursing

Neill, Karen S., Associate Dean and Director, College of Nursing; Professor, School of Nursing; Associate Director of Graduate Studies.  B.S. in Nursing, 1982; M.S. in Nursing, 1985; Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1994, Idaho State University. (1985)

Associate Dean for Research, College of Health

Sanford, Chris A., Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development; Associate Professor (Audiology) and Chair, Communication Sciences & Disorders.  B.S. 1997, M.S. 1999, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 2006, University of Washington; Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009, Boys Town National Research Hospital.  (2009)

Associate Dean for Curriculum, College of Health

Rogo, Ellen, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment; Professor, Dental Hygiene.  B.S. 1978, University of Missouri Kansas City; M.Ed. Education, 1981, University of Washington; Ph.D. Education 2009, University of Idaho. (1992)

Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Professional Relations

Woodhouse, William, Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Professional Relations; Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine.  B.S. 1979, University of Iowa; M.D. 1983, University of Iowa College of Medicine.  (1994)


Hatzenbuehler, Linda, Executive Dean and Associate Vice President, Division of Health Sciences.  1976-2016

Piland, Neill F., Director and Research Professor, Institute of Rural Health.  2002-2017