Message from the Dean and Assistants

Dr. Jerry Chmielewski, Dean

Welcome to the College of Health, Environment, and Science. As Dean, I welcome you to Slippery Rock University as a student in one of our exciting majors. Our College is home to outstanding programs in both the health and human services professions and the sciences. The college also has some unique and innovative graduate programs.

Jerry Chmielewski

Assistant to the Dean

The Assistant to the Dean of the College of Health, Environment, and Science are responsible for:

  • Acting as the "Dean of Students" for the college including responsibility for all student concerns and problems such as extended absence, probation, suspension, dismissal, and readmission to the University

  • Evaluating and processing student requests for waivers/substitutions, excess hours, etc.

  • Representing the College in the absence of the Dean

  • Representing the College on the University Professional Development Day Committee

  • Monitoring and assisting programs within the college with strategic planning and assessment

  • Assisting the Dean with activities associated with administration of the College

Patricia Pierce, Ph.D. FACSM, CSCS

Dr. Pierce started her career at Slippery Rock University in 1994 after teaching in the Upper St. Clair School district for seven years. Since 2005, she has served as the Chairperson of the Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences and became the Assistant to the Dean of the College of Health, Environment, and Science in 2014. Her educational background includes a BSEd in Physical Education from SRU and a MS and PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Patricia Pierce