Gayle Cummings

Message from the Director

Dear Colleagues:

The Public Health Program has held continuous accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 2009 and is accredited through June 2022. 

The Program is now preparing for its 2022 CEPH accreditation site visit, and has prepared a detailed preliminary self-study that serves as a candid assessment of the program's strengths and weaknesses in terms of its performance against the accreditation criteria.  A final version of this report will be submitted to CEPH, whose team of reviewers will validate this report during an extensive site visit in June 2022.

I encourage all alumni, students, community partners, faculty, and staff to provide feedback on the school's preliminary self-study.


Please provide any feedback prior to March 2nd, 2022.  Your detailed feedback will help ensure that the preliminary self-study report accurately reflects the broad scope of the program's activities. We are committed to meet the standards outlined by CEPH, address any areas of concern, and make improvements to ensure that we continue to prepare the effective public health professionals.

My thanks to the many faculty, staff, alumni, and students who have contributed their time and expertise to the accreditation process, allowing us to produce a self-study that serves as a thorough assessment of the program's growth and progress.

Thank you all for what you do for the Public Health Program.


Gayle Cummings, PsyD, MPH
Assistant Dean & Program Director