We are pleased to announce that Chapman University’s efforts to grow in the sciences has led to the formal creation of the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences to be led by Dean Janeen Hill. Formerly part of the Schmid College of Science and Technology, the Crean College will officially split off and become an independent unit on June 1, 2014. The Schmid College will be led by incoming Dean Andrew Lyon who comes to Chapman from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The disciplines encompassed in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences are: marriage & family therapy, physical therapy, psychology, health science, and our new physician’s assistant program.
Disciplines that will remain in the Schmid College of Science and Technology are: biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, computational science, environmental science, mathematics, software engineering, physics, and food science.
The creation of the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Science follows in the steps of other major announcements from Chapman in the past year dedicated to growth in science, most recently being the announcement of our new School of Pharmacy, and the naming of our new facilities in Irvine, now formally known as the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus.
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Janeen Hill, who served as Dean of the Schmid College for the last two years, and to all of our faculty in the Schmid College and soon-to-be Crean College. We salute a new exciting phase in the life of Chapman University!