Palmer College

New Board Member Named; Reappointments Announced

Susan Hatfield, Ph.D
Dr. Susan Hatfield

The Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Susan Hatfield, Ph.D., has been appointed to the Board, effective January 1, 2011. This one-year appointment was made by the College Certificate Holders, who annually evaluate applications from potential Board members.

Dr. Hatfield earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1980 and her Master of Arts degree in organizational communication in 1981, all from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She went on to obtain her Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Minnesota in 1990. She is a professor of communication studies at Winona State University, where she has taught since 1981.

In addition to her university responsibilities, she serves as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, and has been appointed by the United States Secretary of the Navy to the Marine Corps University Board of Visitors. A nationally known presenter, Dr. Hatfield has consulted with many colleges and universities on issues related to student learning, assessment, communication research, planning and accreditation.

Dr. Hatfield and her husband, Tim, have four children and live in Winona, Minnesota.

In addition to Dr. Hatfield’s appointment, current Board members Michael Hahn, D.C., Davenport ’90, Mr. John Huston, Mr. Ken Koupal, Barry McAlpine, D.C., Davenport ’71, Paul Peterson, D.C., Davenport, ’67 and Paul VanDuyne, D.C., Davenport ’78, were reappointed to the Board and will each serve a three-year term.

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