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News Release

Date: 7/12/2006

New Associate Dean, new programs part of growth at ATSU

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – A.T. Still University recently announced the appointment of Elsie Gaber, Ph.D., as associate dean with ATSU’s online School of Health Management (ATSU-SHM). For the last three years, Gaber has served as the associate vice president for university relations at ATSU.

Now in its seventh year, ATSU-SHM has experienced continued growth both in the number of students and the programs offered. Jon Persavich, Ph.D., dean of ATSU-SHM, said adding the talent and experience of Dr. Gaber will continue to fuel that growth.

“Elsie has a long history with ATSU, is committed to its mission and values, and has a passion for education,” Dr. Persavich said. “She joins a talented team of individuals, including associate deans Kimberley O’Reilly and Keith Nordmann.”

The new team will also oversee a growing number of program offerings. In addition to master’s degrees in public health, health management, and geriatric health, prospective students will also be able to choose a master’s degree in health education.

“I’m excited about the future of online education at ATSU,” Gaber said. “I’m joining an incredible team and I hope to contribute to their continued success.”

ATSU-SHM educates and prepares current and future health professionals for management positions in a variety of healthcare settings. The goal of the school is to provide comprehensive and relevant health management instruction through high quality, innovative, online education.

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Home of the world’s first osteopathic medical school, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, A.T. Still University is at the forefront of whole person healthcare education. It boasts the nation’s newest – and Arizona’s first – dental school, the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, offers online health management training programs through its School of Health Management, and trains healthcare professionals in several allied health fields through the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona.