Good as new
I may be new to the presidency, but ATSU has been a second home to me since 1979. Much excitement surrounds my new role, and what’s more exciting is the bright future of this University.
5 reasons it’s good to be the new guy
5. Everyone is so nice!
4. No one gets mad when I drink all the coffee.
3. Shaking that many hands is actually a good workout.
2. I have a year before I have to learn to work the copy machine by myself.
1. Thank goodness everyone wears name badges!
Many key changes are taking place, notably the appointment of four new deans. Dr. Christopher Halliday joined us as inaugural dean of the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, Dr. Kay Kalousek is the new dean of the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, Dr. Randy Danielsen resumed his role as dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences, and Dr. Margaret Wilson is at the helm as dean of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Let’s not forget the time and talents of School of Health Management Dean Dr. Kimberly O’Reilly and Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Dean Dr. Jack Dillenberg, who continue to make ATSU a success.
As we enthusiastically undertake a new chapter at ATSU, we are forever indebted to President Emeritus Dr. Jack Magruder and miss him dearly. I wish him well in his retirement.
One might think there’s no fun to be had as the new guys. Yes, we may be busy with meetings, bombarded with important administrative duties, and drowning in deadlines, but being new definitely has its perks. Here are my top five reasons why it’s good to be the new guy.
Craig M. Phelps, DO, ’84, president