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Dean Laureen O'Hanlon

Dr. Laureen O'Hanlon, Founding Dean, College of Health Science & Public Health

Dr. Laureen O'Hanlon has recently joined Eastern Washington University as the founding Dean of the College of Health Science and Public Health (CHSPH).  Dr. O'Hanlon has served as the Interim Associate Dean and Administrator in Charge of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University-Sacramento.  In addition, she served as Associate Dean in the College of Continuing Education for one year in 2013.  A tenured professor since 2003, Dr. O'Hanlon chaired CSU-Sacramento's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology for seven years prior to her service as dean.

Dr. O'Hanlon has made community service an integral part of her professional life for more than a decade and has received service, research, and creativity awards from such entities as the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the National Institute of Health.  She served as a speech-language pathologist at Woodland Memorial Hospital and Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento and worked as editor-in-chief of the magazine published by the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Dr. O'Hanlon also has extensive experience in fundraising and development; her efforts have resulted in notable increases in gifting for her department and her college at CSU-Sacramento.

Dr. O'Hanlon holds a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas, a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders, also from San Diego State.

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