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Dean Wyatt Selected to Serve 5th Term as CEPH President

Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH, Dean at the University of Kentucky College Of Public Health, has been selected to serve as President of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for a fifth term.  

When asked what it is like working with Dean Wyatt, Executive Director of CEPH, Laura Rasar King said, “It is a pleasure to work with someone who is so committed to both quality education and public health.” Additionally, she stated that she is “pleased and honored that he is willing to serve as the Council president for another year.” This will be Dean Wyatt’s fifth consecutive term serving as President, providing guidance and direction to all CEPH efforts and representing the Association of School and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) on the Council.

The board of CEPH is responsible for adopting criteria by which schools and programs are evaluated, for establishing policies and procedures, for making accreditation decisions, and for managing the business of the corporation.  “It truly is an incredible group to work with; they are dedicated to partnering with schools and programs of public health and the public health practice community, to ensure our future public health workforce is well-trained,” said Dean Wyatt. “The opportunity to serve academic public health during my five years on the Council has been so gratifying.”

Dr. Wyatt is the founding Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky.  He began serving as Dean in November 2004, following six years of research, teaching and service at UK, while serving as the Associate Director for Cancer Control at the Markey Cancer Center.  During his career, he has experienced public health at the local, regional and national levels, with assignments to the National Health Service Corps, Bureau of Prisons, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.