Jim Ciesla, Dean
As we launch a new academic year, we greet upwards of 550 talented new students and welcome back our 1,600-plus returning students. We are also excited to welcome five new members to our faculty. As well, I want to congratulate the nearly 120 new BGSU-HHS alumni whose degrees were conferred on August 4 in what turned out to be a beautiful outdoor commencement.
As the new dean, I approach this academic year with a strong sense that this college is well positioned to grow and thrive. So much is happening here at the College of Health and Human Services. Do read the exciting news about Mercy Health and BGSU.
I am happy that I get to support the important work of my colleagues and our students in my new role. As I make my way around to meet folks, their enthusiasm and commitment are palpable. Many thanks goes to Sue Houston for her service to the college during the interim year. Due in large part to Sue’s efforts, the transition in leadership is going very well.
Your support of HHS, whether it be time, talent or treasure, means so much to us. We are very thankful. I welcome your visits, calls and emails. Please reach out anytime. I am eager to talk about the wonderful things our students and faculty are doing.
I hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. It is a great way to keep up with our goings-on.
I wish you a healthy and productive fall!
Jim Ciesla, Ph.D.