Craig Parks Named Associate Vice President of Academic Programs and Health Sciences Policy – WSU Insider

Craig Parks has been named associate vice president for academic programs and health sciences policy at Washington State University Health Sciences, effective September 1. He will continue in his current role as vice-rector for innovation and system policy on a part-time basis until January 1. 1, 2023, as well as continuing to act as the university’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the Provost’s Office on a part-time basis.

Craig Parks

“Dr. Parks is an accomplished institutional leader with a heart for health sciences and growing academic programs,” said Daryll DeWald, vice president of WSU Health Sciences and chancellor of WSU Spokane. to the success of our health sciences colleges’ accreditation processes.I look forward to working with him as we pursue our collective vision for the expansion of WSU health sciences in Washington State.

Parks came to WSU in 1993 as a visiting faculty member in the Department of Psychology, where he later received a tenured position. He joined the Office of the Provost in 2015 and has served as Vice Provost for Innovation and System Policy since 2019, where he supports academic initiatives across the WSU system and oversees federal and state academic policy. . In her new role, Parks will be responsible for supporting the development of academic programs as well as accreditation processes for colleges of nursing, medicine, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

Parks received his doctorate and master’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Before coming to WSU, Parks was an assistant professor at Siena College. He has also been a visiting scholar at Michigan State and Purdue University.

“With nearly 30 years of service to the institution, I am grateful for Dr. Parks’ continued dedication to WSU,” said Elizabeth Chilton, Vice President and Executive Vice President of WSU and Chancellor of WSU Pullman. “His demonstrated leadership and commitment to the success of our colleges and campuses embodies our institutional mission of service to society.”

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