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Provost

THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

The Office of the Provost leads SCU’s academic and student affairs in collaboration with deans, program directors and department heads.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Tamara Rozhon, EdD - Provost

Tamara Rozhon earned her Doctor of Education in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania where her dissertation explored program expansion as an adaptive strategy at specialized institutions. Dr. Rozhon has 30 years of experience in higher education including more than 25 years as a senior administrator. In her role as Provost at SCU, Dr. Rozhon oversees marketing, admissions, student services, alumni services, institutional and academic insights, and academic affairs. She is committed to advancing the mission and values of Southern California University of Health Sciences by ensuring the faculty and staff have the resources and support necessary to ensure student success.

About the Provost's Office

The Office is committed to providing the resources and services necessary to promote student success; to offering relevant, high-quality programs that prepare students for a future healthcare career; and to supporting our faculty inside and outside of the classroom.

Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion

In alignment with the SCU value of Inclusivity, we are committed to maintaining a community that reflects, embraces, and values the breadth of diversity. We value people’s health equally and want all individuals and communities to have a fair and just opportunity to be healthy. These commitments and values are prominent in the SCU community.

Student Support

Student Support

We are committed to helping our students reach their personal and professional goals. We believe that success is more than a GPA. It is the full integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Students are provided resources and services to promote health and well-being, foster resilience, and support academic success.

Student Support

Clinical Education

We value the important role of teamwork in improving patient outcomes. Clinical experiences begin early and engage students in the skills and mindset needed to become successful patient-centered healthcare providers. Students are taught to understand different health practices, healthcare platforms, and cultural influences on health and wellness and their influence on the delivery of healthcare.

Cocurricular

SCU sponsors a wide variety of activities for students and fosters a vibrant university life. While many of these sponsored activities are entertaining and enriching, build community, and provide social opportunities, some are also designed to foster skills and learning in students even “outside the classroom.

Faculty Scholarship

At Southern California University of Health Sciences, we are deeply focused on training students to be competent and caring healthcare professionals and practitioners, and we’ve done this for over a century. Consistent with SCU’s value of “Evidence-Based,” all students are taught to be informed consumers of the literature consistent with their level of training and degree.

SCU’s faculty are scholar-practitioners, bridging the worlds of clinical and professional practice and the classroom, on behalf of patients, clients, and students. SCU faculty and students engage in the scholarship of integration, engagement/application, teaching, and discovery, consistent with the Boyer Model.

INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

As an institution focused solely on health professions, SCU has developed the SCU Model of Interprofessional Education, providing students with an immersive, interprofessional academic experience. Interprofessional education topics are integrated into the curriculum of every program. Integrative health symposia, campus events, integrative rounds, co-curricular learning, and campus clubs provide students additional opportunities to learn from, with, and about other health professions. Regardless of program of study, SCU graduates are taught to understand and appreciate different approaches, treatment options, and philosophies of health and wellbeing.

INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

As an institution focused solely on health professions, SCU has developed the SCU Model of Interprofessional Education, providing students with an immersive, interprofessional academic experience. Interprofessional education topics are integrated into the curriculum of every program. Integrative health symposia, campus events, integrative rounds, co-curricular learning, and campus clubs provide students additional opportunities to learn from, with, and about other health professions. Regardless of program of study, SCU graduates are taught to understand and appreciate different approaches, treatment options, and philosophies of health and wellbeing.

Major Initiatives & Programs

In late 2023 and throughout 2024, the Provost Office is actively involved with many specialized accreditors for routine accreditation activities, as well as accreditation development of new and newly accredited programs:

  • Chiropractic: Fall 2023 self-study, Spring 2024 site-visit
  • Occupational Therapy (CA): Fall 2023 self-study, Fall 2024 site-visit
  • Ayurveda: Fall 2023 self-study, 2024 site-visit
  • Occupational Therapy (AZ): Spring 2024 WSCUC proposal and Spring 2024 Application for Accreditor Candidacy
  • New Proposed Program 1: Spring 2024 WSCUC Screening and Spring 2024 Application for Accreditor Candidacy
  • Eastern Medicine: Spring 2024 self-study, Fall 2024 site-visit
  • New Proposed Program 2: Summer 2024 WSCUC Screening

Geographic
Expansion

SCU is working to expand its influence and geographic footprint, with the first out-of-state expansion planned for Arizona. SCU is actively developing multiple hybrid programs that are intended to offer courses in the greater Phoenix area. The first of several programs in development for Arizona expansion includes SCU’s second Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, with more to come!

New Program
Launches

SCU announces the launch of two new academic programs in 2024: The Doctor of Medical Science (link), and the Doctor of Whole Health Leadership (link). The Doctor of Medical Science is a full online, terminal degree available for Physician Assistants interested in furthering careers in health education and health leadership. The Doctor of Whole Health Leadership is a cutting-edge program in whole health, leadership, and system change for clinicians, healthcare leaders, and healthcare educators, developed in partnership with the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. Both new programs continue to establish SCU’s position as a leader in whole-person, integrative healthcare.

Distinguished
Lecture Series

The Provost’s Office is actively developing a distinguished lecture series, with an anticipated launch in Fall 2024. The lecture series will feature a leader annually from SCU’s many communities who represent SCU values in an extraordinary and impactful way.  The speaker is anticipated to be competitively selected through a nomination process, develop and present an engaging presentation to the SCU community, meet with audience members for question and answer, receive a stipend, and hold an honorary title for the year from SCU as Distinguished Lecturer.

The Provost Council

Jim
Brenner

Executive Director
of Marketing & Admissions

Vickie
Sapien

Executive Assistant
for the Provost

Michael Ramcharan,
MD, DC, EdD

Assistant Provost,
Academic Initiatives

Shelby
Gugel

Associate Vice President
of Student & Alumni Services

Jonathon Egan,
DC, PhD

Assistant Provost,
Academic Administration

Faculty Resources

Center for Faculty
Development and Excellence

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2021: February | November

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