This week, ASPPH-member schools and programs of public health participated in the ASPPH Leadership Retreat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After a welcome from retreat chairs Deans Paul Halverson (IUPUI) and Mary McKay (WashU), the retreat began with a presentation on Leading Your Institution Through Change. It was followed by a series of interactive sessions and roundtable discussions on topics related to meeting current and future challenges. Attendees also received updates on initiatives affecting ASPPH’s mission.
ASPPH would like to thank the retreat planning committee, Dean Paul Halverson (IUPUI) – Chair, Dean Mary McKay (WashU) – Vice Chair, Dr. Martin Forde (St. George’s), Dean Perry Halkitis (Rutgers), Dean Boris Lushniak (Maryland), Dean Ellen MacKenzie (Johns Hopkins), Dean Bill Martin (Ohio State), Dr. Kristine Tollestrup (New Mexico), and Dean Donna Petersen (South Florida) – ASPPH Board Chair, for planning this successful event and shaping the agenda.
Further details on the initiatives discussed at the retreat will be provided in future issues of the Friday Letter.