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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Tarleton’s College of Health Sciences and Human Services names interim dean

Dr. David Weissenburger will be the interim dean of Tarleton State University’s College of Health Sciences and Human Services starting August 1.

“We’re honored to have Dr. Weissenburger take the helm of our newest college,” said Tarleton President F. Dominic Dottavio in a news release. “His institutional leadership, academic excellence and dedication to student success will ensure that our health sciences and human services programs continue to rate among the best in the state and the nation.”

Weissenburger has worked for the university for 18 years. During this time, the news release said that he has led the Department of Psychology and Counseling, been an associate vice president of enrollment management and, since July 2014, served as chief of staff to Dottavio.

Weissenburger has a bachelor degree in psychology from Western Illinois University, a master degree from Stephen F. Austin University and a doctorate in psychology from Texas Woman’s University, according to a news release.

He is also recognized by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services as a certified psychologist and qualified intellectual disability professional. He is also a Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists licensed psychological associate and a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association and the Texas Counseling Association.

Created last fall, the College of Health Sciences and Human Services serves more than 1,600 students that were already involved in programs in medical lab sciences, social work, public health and nursing. The college also offers programs at learning centers in Waco, Midlothian and Fort Worth, online at the university’s Global Campus and at the Stephenville campus.

“Tarleton’s College of Health Sciences and Human Services is well-respected throughout North Texas and beyond, our graduates are in high demand, and our faculty are considered experts in their fields,” said Weissenburger in a news release. “This is an exciting opportunity to contribute toward its advancement.”

For more information about Tarleton’s College of Health Sciences and Human Services go to Tarleton.edu/chshs

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