Dr. Doug Gardenhire, chair of respiratory therapy, has been given the additional title and responsibilities of assistant dean for international initiatives in the Lewis College. This position is new as the college expands its efforts in international study, research collaborations and graduate student recruitment.
Dr. Gardenhire has chaired the college’s International Services Committee and has been chair of respiratory therapy since 2015. Under his leadership, the committee has strongly advocated and supported the college’s international activities, including new study abroad programs, international recruitment and institutional collaborations. His appointment is effective Jan. 1.