Effective June 1, Richard J. Simons, vice dean for educational affairs, will be leaving Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine to assume the role of associate vice president for health affairs at Dartmouth College and senior associate dean for medical education at Dartmouth Medical School. A focus of his efforts will be to direct a new Center for Learning and Innovation in Medical Education for Dartmouth Medical School. Simons, 1981 Penn State graduate in the College of Communications, has been a member of the Penn State Hershey faculty for almost 28 years and served as vice dean for the past seven years.
Eileen Moser, associate dean for clinical education, will assume the role of interim vice dean for educational affairs on June 1. A national search will be launched to identify a permanent vice dean for educational affairs.