Dr. Michael Ward became the Vice Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity in 2013 after holding the associate dean for student programs and professor position since 2008. Previously, Dr. Ward was assistant dean for administrative and student affairs at Saint Louis University’s Doisy College of Health Sciences and dean of allied health and natural sciences for St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. He has held several faculty and leadership positions at Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and University of Missouri-St. Louis. In addition, Ward spent more than 20 years as a radiology professional at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. In his current role, Dr. Ward is responsible for leading student services, academic advising, admissions, financial aid and registration, along with alumni affairs, marketing and communications.