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Dr. Scott Higgins - SHHS Interim Dean

Dr. Scott Higgins joined us as Interim Dean, School of Health and Human Services, and will serve through June 30, 2013.  Dr. Higgins recently retired from Western Carolina University, where he held positions as Dean of the Graduate School and Chief Research Officer, program director of several graduate and undergraduate health sciences programs, and professor.  His career includes positions as Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina and as Director and Instructor in the Respiratory Therapy Program at Valencia Community College in Florida.

Dr. Higgins earned his Bachelor of Science, Respiratory Therapy from Florida Technological University (now University of Central Florida), his M.S. in Allied Health Science Administration from Indiana University and his Ed.D Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Higgins' teaching experience spans a period of over 40 years.  He has published and presented extensively in the areas of allied health sciences and health care education as well as provided services to the education and statewide communities.  His awards and honors are numerous, including many distinguished teaching awards.

Thank you for welcoming him to our community!

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