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Presidential Search

The search for Maryland University of Integrative Health’s next President and Chief Executive Officer concluded on March 8, 2017, with the announcement of the appointment of Dr. Steven Combs by Board of Trustees Chair Adele Wilzack. Dr. Combs will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer on April 1, 2017. Read more

Search Process

The search process began in earnest in September 2016. Under the guidance of executive search firm AGB Search, the MUIH presidential search committee carefully vetted and interviewed candidates, leading to the selection of four finalists in January 2017. Each finalist visited MUIH in February 2017 and had the opportunity to meet and hear from MUIH students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees.

At the end of February 2017, the Board of Trustees met to review the feedback from the community and the recommendations of the search committee. That feedback and the thinking of the Board all converged to endorse Dr. Steven Combs as the candidate of choice for MUIH’s next President and CEO.

Presidential Search Profile

This profile of Maryland University of Integrative Health was shared with all candidates so that they could better understand MUIH, its history,its community, and the leadership qualities that were determined as necessary to fulfill our mission in the coming years.

Search Committee

The search committee for our next President and CEO was led by Dr. Anne Lin of the MUIH Board of Trustees, and consisted of members of the MUIH community that carry a number of roles, including board member, faculty member, staff, student, and alumni:

  • Dr. Anne Lin
    • Search Committee Chair
    • Board of Trustee
    • Founding dean/professor at the School of Pharmacy at Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Dr. Janet Kahn
    • Board of Trustee
    • Assistant Professor, Vermont College of Medicine
  • Mr. Mark Behm
    • Board of Trustee
    • Former Vice President for Administration and Finance, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Ms. Heidi Most
    • Associate Professor
    • Former Chair of Faculty Senate
    • Alumna, Master of Acupuncture
  • Ms. Melissa Smith
    • Chair of Staff Delegation and Staff Member
    • Current Student, Master of Science in Yoga Therapy
  • Ms. Keren Dolan
    • Chair of Student Delegation
    • Current Student, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition
  • Dr. Kathleen Warner
    • Academic Director, Nutrition and Integrative Health