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
“”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.