Feb. 18, 2020

Feb. 18, 2020

Presidential message

As we continue to move purposely forward in our search for a new provost and with exciting plans for the new Creighton health sciences campus in Phoenix, I welcome faculty, staff, and students to attend two distinct, upcoming sets of listening sessions.

Listening sessions focused on the selection of our next provost begin today, with separate meetings scheduled for faculty, staff, and students to gain each group’s unique perspective and input on the qualities, traits, and background we are looking for in a potential candidate.

For those unable to attend a listening session, or for those who would like to present their comments in writing, a Provost Search Survey form also has been created.

Dates, times, and locations for the listening sessions, and a link to the Provost Search Survey, can all be found on the Provost Search website, along with a list of the members of the Provost Search Committee.

Your input is essential to this process, and all comments will be shared with the search committee.

In addition to the provost search listening sessions, informational sessions have been scheduled for next week to more fully apprise the campus community of the realities and opportunities of our expansion in Phoenix.

Construction on the Creighton University Health Sciences – Phoenix Campus began last year, and when completed in 2021, the campus will be home to a four-year medical school and serve some 900 students across our health sciences offerings.

Sessions are planned for Feb. 24, from 1-2 p.m., and Feb. 25, from 9-10 a.m., both in the Skutt Student Center, Mutual of Omaha Ballroom. These sessions also will be available to watch online; please watch Creighton Today for additional information.

Catherine Todero, PhD, BSN’72, RN, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing and vice provost for Health Sciences Campuses; Robert “Bo” Dunlay, MD’81, dean of the School of Medicine; and Evan Robinson, RPh, PhD, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, will provide updates and answer questions at the sessions.

Again, I encourage your participation in these important assemblies as we set our course for Creighton’s future.


Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD