Office of the President

The Office of the President (OP) works to uphold the mission and values of Samuel Merritt University, with a commitment to educational excellence, quality service, and institutional effectiveness. 

The OP provides vision and direction to the University’s students, faculty, and staff as well as outreach to alumni, donors, government officials, and other external constituents. 

Under the leadership of the President, Samuel Merritt University strives to improve health outcomes for all by educating future healthcare professionals who are highly skilled and reflect the communities they will serve.

The President also provides stewardship of the University’s institutional resources as the Chief Executive Officer, working closely with the University’s Board of Regents and Sutter Health.

The President’s Council includes the Academic Vice President and Provost, the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services, the Vice President of Finance and Administration, the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, the Executive Director of Communications and External Relations, the Executive Director of Human Resources, the Chief Diversity Officer, and the Executive Director of Planning and Business Development.



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