Northwestern Health Sciences University Begins Search for New Provost

Northwestern Health Sciences University Begins Search for New Provost

Northwestern Health Sciences University Begins Search for New Provost

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - A search committee has been formed and will begin a national search for Northwestern Health Sciences University's new provost. "I'd like to have someone hired for the position by summer trimester, or sooner," notes Mark Zeigler, DC, president of Northwestern. The job description and qualifications have been determined, and the search committee meets each week to establish progress.

"The person hired for the position will be a good communicator; someone who can build consensus through their leadership," says Dr. Zeigler. "We're looking for someone fair-minded and progressive, with an understanding of natural health care, and appreciation of current trends as they relate to the profession. The individual will be well-versed in higher education as it relates to natural care, and will bring their own perspective of how higher education trends are currently taking place to gain the best outcome."

The Provost provides oversight for the academic programs at Northwestern, the institution's research efforts, and the University's clinic system.

William Elkington, DC, professor at Northwestern, is the chair of the search committee. He is responsible for setting up a timeline, distributing tasks among committee members, arranging meeting times, and coordinating the process. As the chair, all communication with the committee must go through Dr. Elkington.

Other search committee members include Dale Healey, dean of the school of massage therapy; Roni Evans, DC, MS, dean of research; Deborah Miller, LPN, associate vice president of clinical services; Emily Tweed, PhD, associate vice president and dean of students; Verena Van Fleet, PhD, associate professor in the College of Chiropractic; and Xiaoyan Hu, BA, LAc, associate professor in the MCAOM department. "These individuals were chosen due to their expertise, background, and commitment to the University," asserts Dr. Zeigler.

For any questions or additional information on the search, contact Dr. Elkington at

Northwestern Health Sciences University offers a wide array of choices in natural health care education including chiropractic, Oriental medicine, acupuncture, therapeutic massage and human biology. The University has nearly 900 students on a 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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