Dean, School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs

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The Dean of the School of Medicine and the Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs provides leadership and vision to the school's administration, academic programs, curriculum development, research enterprise and faculty, staff and student development. By so doing, the dean contributes to the university's overall planning and development.

The dean will provide leadership and advocacy for strategic and budgetary planning; faculty and staff recruitment, development and evaluation; excellence in teaching, creative activity, research and scholarship; university and community relations; curricular and fiscal management; enrollment and marketing planning; student recruitment and retention; program review and accreditation.

The standard term of a decanal appointment is five years, although service is at the pleasure of the President.