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Candace Passi, PhD

Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences and Distance Education

Candace Passi headshotCandace Passi, PhD, has been Assistant Dean of the College of Allied Health and Distance Education since August 2018. She will be working with the dean of the college in the development, operation and evaluation of programs with regard to curriculum, personnel resources, scheduling and facilities. She will also assist with academic advising of students.

Dr. Passi has over 16 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, she served as the dean of students at St. Xavier University in Chicago, where she was the chief judicial officer and also served as an advocate for students on academic, tuition, financial aid and personal issues. She is passionate about interacting with students and helping them become successful in their program(s) and as future health care professionals.

Dr. Passi earned her PhD in education and social policy and her Masters of Education from Northwestern University. Her primary research focus was on informal student-faculty interactions and freshman year outcomes. She also earned her Master’s in biology and Bachelor of Science in biology from Loyola University of Chicago.

Outside of NUHS, she loves gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.

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Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences and Distance Education

BS, MS, Loyola University of Chicago, 1980, 1983
MS, PhD, Northwestern University, 1988, 1995

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