Dr. Evans' experience and success in developing wellness programs will benefit the university as it develops wellness programs that benefit our students, employees and the community.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 09, 2013
The University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of health care professionals, announced that Will Evans, DC, PhD, has been named to the new position of associate provost to lead the university’s graduate and undergraduate studies, online learning and research programs. In addition, Dr. Evans will be responsible for the development of the university’s wellness program and related strategic initiatives.
"We welcome the expertise and background Dr. Evans brings to UWS," said Dr. Lamm. "His experience and success in developing wellness programs will benefit the university as it develops wellness programs that benefit our students, employees and the community."
Dr. Evans joins UWS from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama, where he served as chief academic officer. Prior to that role, he was director of research at the Center for Health Promotion and Human Performance for Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena Texas. His other experience includes director of wellness initiatives at Parker University in Dallas; dean of graduate studies and director of health promotion degree at Cleveland College of Chiropractic in Kansas City, Kansas and Los Angeles; associate professor of research at Parker Research Institute for Parker University in Dallas; and a graduate teaching and research fellow at the University of Alabama in health science in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
"As the second oldest chiropractic school in the country, I am well aware of UWS’ reputation as an institution of higher education that emphasizes integrative health care, prepares competent professionals, provides effective patient care, and promotes health and wellness," said Dr. Evans. "I’m excited about working with the UWS community to further the university’s mission to improve the health of society and advance the science and art of integrated health care through leadership and excellence in health sciences education."
Dr. Evans is a fourth-generation chiropractic physician. Following graduation from Logan College of Chiropractic, Dr. Evans practiced for 17 years in Eufaula, Alabama. During that time, he earned an MA degree in health studies from the University of Alabama and a doctorate degree in health education and health promotion with a concentration in epidemiology. Dr. Evans’ postgraduate certifications include Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP).
About the University of Western States
A leader in the education of health care professionals, the University of Western States (UWS) provides a science-driven curriculum that delivers a solid foundation and competitive edge in preparing students for clinical practice. UWS is a regionally accredited, non-profit institution dedicated to improving the health of society through its educational programs, research and clinical services. Founded in 1904, the university offers a doctor of chiropractic degree program; master’s degrees in exercise and sports science, human nutrition and functional medicine, and diagnostic imaging; a massage therapy certification program; and accredited continuing education programs for licensed health care professionals. UWS is a founding member of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine, an organization that aims to advance integrative health care through education, research, patient care and advocacy. To learn more about the University of Western States and its academic programs, go to http://www.uws.edu.