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.
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.