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Haasl Named Assistant to the Dean in WTAMU College of Nursing and Health Sciences

July 25, 2013

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

Haasl Named Assistant to the Dean in WTAMU College of Nursing and Health Sciences

CANYON, Texas—Rick Haasl has been named assistant to the dean in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at West Texas A&M University and will assume his new duties Aug. 1.Rick Haasl

In his new position Haasl will be responsible for various initiatives aimed at attracting, retaining and graduating students. He also will organize the college’s Student Advisory Council, serve as chair of the Committee to Achieve Recruitment and Retention Excellence, develop a living and learning community and update the college’s website.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected by Dr. Nelson as the assistant to the dean in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences,” Haasl said. “I am beyond excited for the opportunity to serve our college and our students in this new role, and I look forward to my new responsibilities.”

Haasl joined the WTAMU faculty in 2005 as an instructor in the Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences, where he has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. He also advised sports and exercise sciences majors and was responsible for curriculum development for the sport management emphasis in the sports and exercise sciences graduate program. He has served as a WT Advising Fellow for the past three years and is a faculty sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also served as the faculty co-chair for the 2012-2013 “I Am WT” campaign.

The WTAMU College of Nursing and Health Sciences is home to three departments—Department of Communication Disorders, Department of Nursing and Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences—and more than 1,100 students majoring in nursing,  athletic training, speech pathology, physical education and sports and exercise sciences. Dr. J. Dirk Nelson serves as the college’s dean.

 

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Emma Duffield
on 11.5.2013

We met at the student transfer dinner at the President's house a year ago. I had sparatic interaction with Mr. Hass while taking a class with Ms. Susan Amos. Mr. Hass is an exceptional human being who has assisted me in the past with my WTAMU journey. Excellent choice. A great stand up gentleman.



Mackenzie Smith
on 8.17.2013

I met Rick while filing my degree plan in the Dean's office last week. He is an exceptional faculty member and I don't think I have ever had a better experience when dealing with WTAMU faculty.



Timothy Brown
on 7.26.2013

Great choice! coach haasl is great guy, and an asset to the SES department.