School of Dentistry Dean Wyatt Rory Hume, DDS, Ph.D., has agreed to lend his expertise to the additional role of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education, a position recently vacated by Carrie Byington, M.D., in favor of a move to Texas A&M University to head their Health Services and College of Medicine.
Hume's extensive administrative experience makes him a natural choice for his new role and responsibilities. He served as a department chair and dean in Australia prior to appointment at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as a department chair. He then served as dean of the UCLA School of Dentistry, and as executive vice-chancellor at UCLA. Hume has also served as vice president for health sciences, provost and executive vice president, and chief operating officer for the 10-campus University of California system.
In each of these roles, Hume has shown himself to be a leader who has understood that education, like health care itself, is rapidly changing.
"Dr. Hume is well-equipped to meet the academic challenges that lie ahead with a deep understanding of how our educational mission is key to our success moving forward as an integrated health system," said Senior Vice President for University Health Sciences Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.