Dr. Janeen Hill will serve as Acting Vice-President for Research. Dr. Hill currently serves as the Dean of the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, a position she will continue to occupy while serving as Acting Vice-President until the university is able to fill permanently the position, likely by the beginning of the academic year 2022-23, at the conclusion of a national search that will be launched in the next few weeks.

Hill has a long and very successful history of serving Chapman University. She joined our institution in 1997, as an Assistant Professor, and became a Full Professor in 2006. During her Chapman career, she served our institution with great passion and integrity. As a faculty member, she chaired important committees such as the Student Standards Committee and was the president of the Faculty Senate for the academic year 2004-05. As an administrator, she chaired two different departments (Kinesiology from 2000 to 2002, and Biological Sciences from 2002 to 2008), served as Associate Dean for both the Wilkinson College of Letters and Sciences (2005-2008) and the Schmid College of Science and Technology (2008-2011). She eventually served as Dean of the Schmid College of Science and Technology from 2011 to 2014, and finally of the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences from 2014 until now.

Dr. Hill is an outstanding individual, with proven experience and demonstrated commitment, and we are grateful that she has agreed to serve us once again.  Please join us in welcoming her to this new role, as we continue to strengthen the research function at Chapman.