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Provost's Post

Colorado School of Public Health Dean to Resign

September 27, 2016

Dear colleagues, 

I am writing to let you know that David Goff has announced his intention to step down as dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. He will be taking a position as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences for the NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. His last day on campus will be Nov. 18. 

Dean Goff has ably led the ColoradoSPH through its formative years, having arrived here in 2012 when the school was just four years old. He set strategic priorities and steered strategic investments in people and in programs, expanded community-focused research and built new partnerships. With Dr. Goff at the helm, the school has received numerous national and international accolades, currently enrolls its largest and most diverse student body ever, and has been re-accredited until 2023. In short, he is leaving ColoradoSPH poised to vastly improve public health in our state and beyond. You can learn more about the school's opportunities and challenges by viewing the excellent State of the School address he delivered last week.  

We will be working with our partner universities in ColoradoSPH - Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado - first to name an interim dean and then to launch a national search for a new dean.  

Please join me in congratulating Dean Goff on his new position and thanking him for his service to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado School of Public Health. 



Roderick Nairn, PhD 
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs 

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