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Lounsbery Named New CHHS Dean

Published: April 4, 2016

Monica Lounsbery, a professor and associate dean of Faculty Affairs in the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), has been named as the new dean of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at CSULB.

“I am deeply honored and could not be more delighted to be the next dean of the College of Health and Human Services,” said Lounsbery, who will begin her new duties in July. “I am exceedingly impressed with the diverse student population served by both the college and institution, the breadth of disciplinary areas comprising the college, the number and quality of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, existing community engagement initiatives, and the fact that all HHS degree programs perform so well on university student success metrics. I am looking forward to being part of the exceptional and hard-working HHS faculty and staff and to being a part of such a talented administrative team at California State University, Long Beach.”

While at UNLV, Lounsbery has served as vice provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Analysis, associate vice provost for Faculty, Policy and Research, and chair of the Department of Sports Education Leadership, as well as overseeing faculty annual review, promotion and tenure, and sabbatical and professional development leaves.

In addition, she has provided advisory support to campus administration and academic deans on all UNLV academic policies and procedures and led institutional research on faculty productivity. Lounsbery has developed and chaired the UNLV Leadership Development Council for vice provosts, deans, associate deans and department chairs as well as UNLV’s department chair mentoring program.

Lounsbery’s academic disciplinary area is kinesiology and in recognition of her scholarly contributions, she was recently inducted as a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology. She established the Physical Activity Policy Research Program in which research on school physical activity policy and practices has been a major focus. Four of her most recent research projects were funded by Active Living Research, a former national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has also published extensively on school physical education and physical activity programs and has led national, regional and local committees on school physical activity policy related issues.

Monica Lounsbery
Monica Lounsbery

“Dr. Lounsbery’s experience, vision for the college and strong record of strategic planning will build upon the College of Health and Human Services’ reputation for academic excellence, innovation and community partnerships,” said David Dowell, interim provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at CSULB. “I am confident that she will move the college forward in new and exciting ways.”

–Linda Fontes