It is truly an honor to serve as the Inaugural Dean of the College for Community Health at Montclair State University. Having held leadership roles for the past decade as an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Research, I am truly honored to embark on this transformative journey with all of you.
At the College for Community Health, we believe in the transformative power of education and its incredible impact on individuals, families, and communities. Our college comprises six remarkable departments, each with its own unique strengths and areas of expertise: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling, Exercise Science and Physical Education, Family Science and Human Development, Nutrition and Food Studies, and Public Health. Within each lies a wealth of knowledge and skills designed not only to enhance your academic experience but also to propel you towards exciting career growth opportunities. Our college takes immense pride in the dedicated faculty and staff members who place your needs, well-being, growth and aspirations at the forefront of everything they do.
Our mission within the College for Community Health is to provide education, inspiration, and empowerment to the next generation of healthcare professionals while upholding a steadfast commitment to social justice. This commitment includes promoting equal access to education and fostering strong connections between the College and the surrounding community through strategic partnerships and collaborations.
I invite you to embrace this journey with open hearts and minds, ready to learn, collaborate, and make a difference. Together, we will carve out a legacy that embodies the values of education, compassion, and community engagement.
Dr. Rashid Ahmed
Dean, College for Community Health