Dr. Cada Appointed Dean of College of Health and Human Services - continued
Dr. Cada has served as Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy for 15 years and, during that time, shaped that department into a true point of pride for the university, Dr. Maimon said. This year, as Interim Dean of CHHS, Dr. Cada demonstrated excellence in the leadership of the college as a whole and was selected for the permanent position after a competitive national search.
Provost Allison thanked the search committee, chaired by COE Dean Deborah Bordelon, for bringing such excellent candidates to GSU. “During her interview, Dean Cada was able to articulate an expansive vision for the College of Health and Human Services,” he said. “It was clear that she would achieve this vision through involvement of faculty, staff, and the communities that GSU serves. Dean Cada will be focused on growing GSU’s current fully accredited health programs as well as seeking opportunities to expand new specialties and new degree programs to meet the needs of GSU’s diverse region.”
Dr. Cada holds degrees from Colorado State University, George Williams College, and Northern Illinois University. She is an Illinois-licensed and national board certified occupational therapist with a continuing professional practice in the field. Dr. Cada has held several leadership roles in the American Occupational Therapy Association and has performed service or professional roles with the American Medical Association, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy, and National Down Syndrome Congress.
“She is an exceptional leader at an exceptional time in GSU’s history,” Provost Allison said. “Please join me in welcoming her to this new leadership opportunity.”