With extensive leadership experience in overseeing and teaching health education programs, Jared Deane is well positioned to take on the role of the new Dean of Nursing and Health at the College of DuPage.
Prior to his appointment, Deane was Associate Dean of Health Sciences and Career Programs at Malcolm X College in Chicago, where he oversaw the admissions process, program planning, and the assessment and evaluation of student outcomes. . He was also an Assistant Professor of Health Education for nearly 13 years at Chicago City Colleges, Robert Morris University, and Olivet Nazarene University.
His extensive experience will allow him to lead the program approval and accreditation processes, evaluate program objectives and outcomes, and oversee the curriculum at COD.
“I love working with students,” Deane said. “As a self-proclaimed bridge builder, I enjoy helping students achieve their personal and academic goals.”
COD President Dr Brian Caputo said Deane brings many strengths and a range of health education experiences that will help advance COD’s commitment to life-centered learning and achievement. student.
“We are delighted that Dr Deane is leading COD’s Nursing and Health Division as we expand our offerings and provide new opportunities for students,” he said. “His unifying vision for the division, his impressive accomplishments and his leadership qualities put him on the cusp of success. “
Deane holds a doctorate in health services research and a master’s degree in systems engineering, both from the University of Florida. He began his career as a workforce development consultant working on projects for Medicare and pharmaceutical companies, where he quickly became interested in teaching health sciences.
“I gradually started to make the transition to the world of education and started teaching as an assistant instructor,” he said. “When I started working in higher education, I realized that I enjoyed helping students achieve their goals to support themselves and their families. “
As Deane continues to meet with faculty to review the current curriculum, he wants to focus his efforts on recruitment and retention as well as individual student success.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has put even more light on the severe shortage of health care providers in Illinois and across the country,” he said. “COD provides high caliber education at an affordable cost, and I want to make sure that students are aware of the many opportunities available to them.”