Regis University promotes health college dean to be provost

February 16, 2016

Regis University promotes health college dean to be provost

DENVER -- Regis University has named Janet Houser, academic dean of the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions since 2009, to be its next provost, President John Fitzgibbons S.J. announced today.
 
Houser, who also served as vice provost for resource planning, will succeed Patricia Ladewig on May 5. Ladewig is retiring after serving six years as Regis’ chief academic officer.
 
“Janet is a leader who will help us navigate the many challenges and opportunities facing private institutions of higher education in the coming years,” Fitzgibbons said.
Houser will oversee five colleges serving 11,700 students. The health professions college – which includes schools of pharmacy, nursing and physical therapy and the divisions of counseling and family therapy and health services education – and Regis College, the College of Business and Economics, the College of Computer and Information Sciences, and the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies offer undergraduate and graduate programs to students online and via ground-based programs at campuses in Northwest Denver, Thornton, Broomfield, the Denver Tech Center and Colorado Springs.

She earned her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Pittsburg State University (Kansas), a master’s degree in nursing clinical pediatrics/nurse practitioner from the University of Kansas, and a master’s of science in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University. She spent 20 years in hospital administration in Ohio and Missouri before earning a Ph.D. in applied statistics and research methods from the University of Northern Colorado.
 
She joined the Regis health service administration faculty in 2000 and advanced through several leadership roles, including associate dean for research and faculty development.  She recently also served as interim academic dean the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies. Earlier this year she was honored with the Administrative Excellence in Healthcare Award presented by the Denver Post.
 
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Based in Denver, Regis provides a values-based liberal arts education and offers professional certifications and degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Regis is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States. Learn more at regis.edu.