Student Spotlight

Bobby Nieland

Class of 2018

  • Hometown: Greensboro, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology and Chemistry; Graduate Studies in Public Health
  • Clubs and Activities: ACOFP, Global Medicine Track Program, Colorado Medical Society, Integrative Medicine Club, Medical Ethics Club, RVU Medical Spanish classes, Anatomy and OPP Tutor, Anatomy Lab Assistant

Why did you choose RVU? I chose RVUCOM because I wanted to be in a place where I could truly see myself being happy during...
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Faculty Spotlight

Heather Ferrill, DO, MS

Chair and Associate Professor of OPP

  • Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Undergraduate Studies: BA in Advertising (Michigan State University, 1989)
  • Graduate Studies: DO degree from MSUCOM (2000); FP/NMM residency at University of New England COM (2004); MS in Medical Education and Leadership at UNECOM (2010)

What class do you teach? OPP Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM? RVUCOM is an amazing collaborative community...
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Jennifer Williams, PhD, Appointed Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Rocky Vista University

Rocky Vista University (RVU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Williams, PhD, as Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness.

 

“This position is responsible for the oversight of our accreditation processes at the program level and the overall University,” said Clinton E. Adams, DO, FACHE, President and CEO of RVU. “I believe the significant contribution [by Dr. Williams] is leadership in creating a comprehensive institutional research and assessment program, [as well as] developing and measuring outcomes to document our academic success and opportunities for improvement. Her outstanding record of achievement since joining the RVU administration speaks for itself.”

 

Dr. Williams joined the staff of Rocky Vista University in 2014 as Executive Director of Institutional Planning and Assessment. Since then, she has guided the successful launch of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS), conducted feasibility and market analyses for new programs, and is creating new systems and processes for assessment and quality improvement.

 

Dr. Williams received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration. She then earned Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Change from University of Denver. She has previously held positions at Lamar Community College, Colorado Mountain College, Regis University, and University of Denver.