College of Health Sciences

Front Entrance of Health Sciences Building, 2017

The College of Health Sciences is one of the colleges at Old Dominion University (ODU). Most of the classrooms and department offices, including the dean’s office, are located in the Health Sciences Building. The college is the newest college at ODU and is made up of the School of Community and Environmental Health, the School of Dental Hygiene, the School of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. The School of Nursing is currently housed at the ODU Virginia Beach Center.

History

From 1975 to 1986, classes related to health and medicine were a part of the School of Sciences and Health Professions. In 1986, in a reorganization of the university, the school became the College of Arts and Letters. In 2018, as a result of the growth of the program and to broaden the reach of its services, the School of Nursing moved to the ODU Virginia Beach Center.

Dental Hygiene Student Examining a Patient, 1974

Deans

1986-2000: Linsday L. Rettie

2000-2004: Cheryl T. Samuels

2004-2010: E. Andrew Balas

2010-2011: Deanne Shuman

2011-2016: Shelley C. Mishoe

2017-2018: Richardean Benjamin, Interim Dean

2018-present: Bonnie Van Lunen

Resources

  1. Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 23529.
  2. ODU Photographic Collection, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections, Old Dominion University Libraries.
  3. School of Sciences and Health Professions Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 23529.

References

  1. Bookman, Steven and Jessica Ritchie. Old Dominion University: A Campus History Series.  Arcadia Publishing. Charleston, South Carolina, 2017.
  2. Old Dominion University Catalogs, Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 23529.
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