New Dean of HPS

Neale R. Chumbler
Neale R. Chumbler

Neale R. Chumbler has been named the new dean of UNT's College of Health and Public Service. His appointment will begin July 1.

He replaces Linda Holloway, former chair and faculty member in the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services, who has served as interim dean since Thomas Evenson retired in August.

Chumbler has served as dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Western Kentucky University since 2015. During his tenure, he implemented a strategic plan to guide the college through 2020 and raised its research and pedagogical profiles.

Prior to arriving at WKU, Chumbler — who earned his doctorate in sociology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio — was a faculty member in the University of Georgia's Department of Health Policy and Management and chair and graduate coordinator for the department.

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