Suellen Crano, PhD, a consultant to Western University of Health Sciences

(WesternU) since January, has been appointed Vice President for

Institutional Effectiveness. In the position, she will work on

accreditation activities and special projects aimed toward collecting and

analyzing data and information upon which University officials can base

effective decisions.

“”WesternU has such a dynamic environment that I think it will be a

fascinating place to evaluate and study,”” Dr. Crano said. “”The University

addresses student needs in a unique way, focusing on learning instead of

teaching, which is a philosophy of which I’m very supportive.””

Dr. Crano previously was the director of the office of academic planning

and review at the University of Arizona, where she spent almost six years

coordinating strategic planning, management reviews and program budgeting.

According to Carl Trinca, PhD, Executive Vice President of Strategic

Planning/ Chief Planning Officer, Dr. Crano’s expertise in assessing

institutional effectiveness made her a good fit for WesternU.

“”Her background and experience are of particular value to the University

at this time as we prepare for enhancing enrollment management activities

and continuing WASC and professional accreditations,”” Dr. Trinca said.

Dr. Crano lives in Upland with her husband, William, who is a professor of

psychology at Claremont Graduate University. She has one son, who recently

enrolled in the theater program at UCLA, and two step-children.