Theresa Chiang, Ed.D., who joined the Health Science Center in 1998 and has played a major role in supervising the institution’s student services and other administrative areas, will become vice president for academic administration effective May 1. Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., announced the promotion.
Dr. Chiang has provided oversight of academic programs; faculty affairs; institutional analysis; the institutional animal care program; institutional committee assignments; international services; academic space allocation, planning and scheduling; and administrative and student services for the Lower Rio Grande Valley Regional Academic Health Center’s Medical Education Division and Medical Research Division, which the Health Science Center operates.
“We are proud of Dr. Chiang and welcome her into this challenging new role,” President Cigarroa said. “Dr. Chiang’s outstanding organizational skills and critical thinking ability are great assets to our leadership team.”
Dr. Chiang earned her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, her Master of Science in guidance and counseling from Illinois State University and her Bachelor of Arts in language and literature from National Taiwan University. She came to the Health Science Center from California State University, Dominguez Hills, in 1998 as executive director of student services, was named assistant vice president for student services in 1999, and was elevated to associate vice president for student services in 2001. Among her many accomplishments, she led the automation of the student records system.
In August 2002, she was promoted to associate vice president for academic affairs and executive director for student services. One of her duties has been to serve as the Health Science Center’s primary liaison to all external regulatory agencies.