Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the College of Health Sciences at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. The College of Health Sciences offers an academic community that is passionate about student learning and knowledgeable about the processes that are in place to ensure learning outcomes. Faculty examine and persistently discuss which styles, strategies, experiences, and tasks are best for improving learning in a diversity of students. Students are encouraged to share the responsibility for and demand active engagement in their own learning from the moment they step onto the campus. Students have the opportunity to interact closely with faculty in programs that are challenging and exciting and offer many career opportunities. Prepared to meet current and future healthcare demands in today's challenging healthcare system, students graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to make it today and grow into new opportunities tomorrow.

Ron W. Darbeau, PhD

Ron W. Darbeau, PhD

  • Interim Dean and Professor
  • Office: Pendergraft Health Sciences Center 113
  • Phone: 479-788-7840
  • Fax: 479-424-6840
  • Email:  ron.darbeau@uafs.edu
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