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Glenda Gallisath, PhD

Associate Vice President for Accreditation and Assessment; Assistant Professor of Interprofessional Healthcare Studies

Glenda Gallisath, PhD, is the Associate Vice President for Accreditation and Assessment and has the faculty appointment of Assistant Professor of Interprofessional Healthcare Studies in the College of Health Professions at RFUMS.

Dr. Gallisath has served as an administrator and faculty member at community colleges, private and public baccalaureate and graduate institutions with enrollments from approximately 1000 to 30,000 students. For close to 25 years, she has held dean and vice president-level positions with a variety of responsibilities primarily in academic affairs. In addition to extensive experience in accreditation and assessment, Dr. Gallisath has led many special initiatives related to enrollment growth, student success and retention, curriculum and program development, and academic partnerships and outreach. Strategic planning and institutional effectiveness are also areas where she has been a leader and served as a consultant.

As a faculty member, Dr. Gallisath has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in business administration, leadership, and higher education administration. She earned her PhD in higher education at Iowa State University, an MBA from the University of South Dakota, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors from Wayne State College in Nebraska. Dr. Gallisath also completed the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.

Dr. Gallisath currently serves as a mentor in the Higher Learning Commission’s Persistence and Completion Academy. In recent years she has given presentations at annual conferences of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education(AALHE), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP). She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Wayne State Foundation in Nebraska.