The School of Health Professions development office strives to identify, cultivate, and solicit support from alumni, industry/corporations, foundations, and friends who are interested in joining in our mission of excellence in health professions education, research, and service. The following are a few critical needs that have been identified by the leadership and faculty within the School of Health Professions.

Scholarships and Fellowships
Undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships are vital to our ability to attract and retain the best and brightest students and are a top priority for many of the SHP academic programs. You may direct your gift to an existing scholarship fund or help to establish an endowed scholarship in a critical need area. Programs that are particularly focused on raising funds for scholarships are Occupational Therapy, Health Administration, Masters in Clinical Nutrition, Dietetic Internship, and Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences programs.

Endowed Professorships and Chairs
Recruiting and retaining world-class faculty is always a priority for the School of Health Professions. Endowed professorships and chairs enable us to expose students to internationally renowned teachers and researchers. Programs that are particularly focused on either establishing or completing an endowed professorship or chair are: Health Administration, Health Informatics, and Nutrition Sciences.

Equipment Needs
Many of our programs have limited resources available for acquiring and replacing equipment used in the classroom. For some programs, this is a critical need as technology in their field develops rapidly and they must have the latest equipment to continue their tradition of producing excellent alumni.

These are just a few of the critical needs areas that have been identified. If you would like more information on any of these items, or would like to inquire about other needs of a specific department or program, please contact Katie Adams, SHP Sr. Director of Development.