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Creator Health & Human Services (WKU)
Title UA61. College of Health & Human Services
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 2001
Description Unprocessed records created by the College of Health & Human Services and its reporting offices.

Series 1. Nursing
Series 2. Allied Health
Series 3. Dean's Office
Series 4. Consumer & Family Science
Series 5. Social Work
Series 11. Dental Hygiene & Clinic
Series 16. Physical Therapy

Communication Disorders (UA61/3)
Physical Education & Recreation (UA61/5)
Public Health (UA61/6)
Academic Center for Excellence (UA61/8)
Center for Gerontology (UA61/9)
CPR Program (UA61/10)
Institute for Rural Health Development & Research (UA61/12)
Kentucky Emergency Medical Services Academy (UA61/13)
South Central Area Health Education Center (UA61/14)
American Humanics (UA61/15)
Admin / Biog History A formal request was made for the establishment of the College of Health & Human Services at the Board of Regents April 27, 2001 meeting by the Academic Affairs Committee chaired by Peggy Loafman:

Western Kentucky University has for many years offered academic programs for students interested in health and health-related careers and professions, including public health, health care administration, nursing, dental hygiene, social work and industrial hygiene. Currently these helath and health-related programs are administered through the Ogden College of Science, Technology & Health. This arrangement has some advantages, but it has become increasingly clear that it has the major disadvantage of not giving the level of focus and visibility to health programs that is now needed. In the early 1980's these programs were housed in a separate College of Applied Arts & Health. However, that college was later eliminiated by the university and the programs were assigned to other units. Although Ogden College has been supportive of these programs, they are not positioned to achieve the visibility required to allow them to grow in response to the needs. This has become even more evident since the Program of Distinction in Applied Research & Technology was established in the college, a development that has appropriately focused attention on the basic and applied science programs of the college. Two recent accreditation teams have expressed concern over the identity and visibility of health and health-related programs at the university. It now seems clear that the further development and strengthening of health and health-related programs will benefit from having a distinct faculty and administrative leadership within a designated administrative unit devoted explicity to these program.

The College was established effective July 1, 2001.

John Bonaguro 2003-2011
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Health & Human Services (WKU)
Catalog Number UA61
Dates of Creation 2001-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 5 cu. ft.
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions This record group is unprocessed and must be reviewed for potential restricted materials before access is granted. Please contact the WKU Archivist prior to your visit.
Level of Description Fonds/Coll
Child Records Consumer & Family Sciences (WKU)
Allied Health (WKU)
Dental Hygiene (WKU)
Nursing (WKU)
Health & Human Services (WKU)
Social Work (WKU)
Social Work (WKU)
Physical Therapy (WKU)