Conner-Kerr Chosen for Carilion Health Provost Position

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By: Wesley Wallace |

Radford University has decided Dr. Teresa Conner-Kerr will be their new Associate Provost for Health Sciences.

Radford Carilion used Parker Executive Search to look for an Associate Health Provost with experience working with accredited health programs, the knowledge to establish existing programs and create new ones and the ability to implement a strategic plan for the future of Radford Carillion.

After interviewing numerous applicants, Radford decided on two finalists to compete against each other for the opportunity to advance the university’s health sciences programming and operations for Radford University Carilion. Those finalists were Conner-Kerr and Dr. Julie Anne Hoff. 

Dr. Teresa Conner-Kerr currently serves as the inaugural Dean for the College of Health Sciences & Professions at the University of North Georgia (UNG). Before her arrival at UNG, Dr. Kerr worked as a research consultant for Fortune 500 companies that were involved in wound healing. She continues to research patient experiences with guide dogs and the potential for injury and fall prevention.

Dr. Julie Anne Hoff is the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University. Before accepting the dean position at Texas A&M in 2017, Dr. Hoff served as the Director of Innovations & Outcomes at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL. Dr. Hoff also conducted clinical research operations at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Kerr and Dr. Hoff came to Radford’s main campus & Radford Carillion on Tuesday, Sept. 10 & Wednesday, Sept. 11, for an open forum. The two-day event allowed students & faculty members to ask the finalists questions regarding their professional careers and their goals to advance Radford Carillion’s health science programs. 

The finalists also prepared individualized presentations regarding health science education systems in the 21st century.

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Photo Credit: (Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals & Texas A&M University Corpus Christi)

Featured Image: Left: Dr. Teresa Conner-Kerr, Inaugural Dean for the College of Health Sciences & Professions at the University of North Georgia | Right: Dr. Julie Anne Hoff, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

Wesley Wallace

Wesley Wallace is a Sophomore student at Radford University. He aims to acquire his Bachelor of Science in Theatre with a minor in entrepreneurship. In addition to writing for the Tartan, he previously served as the Campus Relations Chair for Radford's NAACP and maintains a student conduct board position within Radford's Office of Student Standards & Conduct.