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Please Note: Effective March 1, 2018, Dr. Marlene Salas-Provance will no longer serve as the Associate Dean for the Academic and Student Affairs for the School of Health Professions.

SHP Welcomes New Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Dr. Marlene Salas-Provance

After a national search, Marlene Salas-Provance, PhD, MHA, CCC-SLP, FASHA has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs in the School of Health Professions beginning May 2, 2016.

Dr. Salas-Provance was the immediate past chair and associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She served as assistant dean in the College of Education at NMSU to develop the new college clinics.

Prior to that Dr. Salas-Provance was chair of communication disorders at the University of Montevallo (Al) and program director in communication disorders at St. Louis University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She is on the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council for the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and served as coordinator of ASHA's Special Interest Group 17, Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations and was a founding member and coordinator of Special Interest Group (SIG) 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders. She is an ASHA Fellow and recently received ASHA awards for Outstanding Contributions in International and Multicultural Affairs

Dr. Salas-Provance has served as a clinical educator throughout her academic career, especially related to children with cleft lip and palate. She is a member of an international medical team with Rotaplast International and has travelled worldwide for over 10 years to serve children with cleft palate. She implemented a program for graduate students in speech pathology to provide clinical services to children with cleft palate in Lima, Peru.

Dr. Salas-Provance holds a PhD in speech science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, an MA in speech pathology from New Mexico State University and an MHA, in healthcare administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.