Welcome to the SHP Office for Student Recruitment, Engagement and Success!

Meet our team


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Dr. Synco is the UAB School of Health Professions Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment, Engagement and Success

“As we continue to grow the enrollment of our undergraduate and graduate programs, we must ensure that we have a strong, diverse student population that will succeed in the classroom, absorb campus life and positively engage our community.”

Jerry King, RRT, MAEd

Mr. Jerry King is a Program Director. Mr. King is a faculty member and focuses on events and projects in which SHP students, faculty and staff can become involved. He also organizes community outreach and coordinates SHP tours for interested schools and groups.

Emuni Sanderson, MPA

Mrs. Sanderson is a Program Director II. She works closely with Dr. Synco to create and maintain important strategic initiatives to support students and enhance SHP's degree programs and offerings. She manages the SHP scholarship process, academic support services and the introduction of best practices in student success techniques in higher education.

Wendy Scripps, MPA

Wendy Scripps is a Program Manager. Mrs. Scripps focuses largely on student recruitment opportunities and supporting recruitment goals for academic programs. Her schedule often takes her to high schools, health care organizations, community colleges and universities across the southeast to provide information about SHP degree programs and certificates.

Katherine Sims, MBA

Mrs. Sims provides administrative support for OSRES. She serves as a primary point of contact for visitors to SHP. She provides information and assistance to students, faculty and staff in SHP. Mrs. Sims also manages reporting for background checks and drug screening requirements; schedules events; and orders supplies and promotional items to support recruiting efforts.