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Dean Rasch accepts role in OHS

Dear Colleagues,

I write to inform you that Dr. Randolph Rasch will be transitioning from his role as dean of the College of Nursing to help guide the MSU Office of Health Sciences’ work on health transformation. Health, hope, and healing for all are priorities for our communities, state and nation. Dr. Rasch is enthusiastic about this new role, and I am grateful to have his partnership on this journey.

Over the past six years, Dr. Rasch has led efforts to reimagine curriculum and instruction and has been passionate about the research and scholarly development of faculty. He has also been visionary about the central role of nursing in transforming health and has worked to instill the values of diversity, equity and inclusion across health sciences.

I appreciate the leadership he has demonstrated over the past 18 months. During the global pandemic, our faculty, alumni and graduates had to show heroic strength, courage and commitment. It is a point of pride that in 2020, Dr. Rasch was appointed to serve on the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities and the Implicit Bias Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Advisory Task Force. 

I am grateful that Dr. Rasch has accepted this important role to help advise the Office of Health Sciences and look forward to the great work we will continue to do together. I will soon recommend an interim dean as we prepare for a national search for our next dean.


Norman Beauchamp Jr., MD, MHS
Executive Vice President for Health Sciences
Michigan State University