Richard States Named University of Findlay College of Health Professions Dean
The University of Findlay is pleased to announce that Richard B. States, D.H.Sc., C.N.M.T., R.T. (N) (ARRT), has been appointed to serve as dean of the College of Health Professions.
States has served as the college’s interim dean for more than a year. Prior to that, he served as the Diagnostic Services Department chair, was program director for multiple programs simultaneously, and was UF’s Radiation Safety Officer.
“The University community is excited to have Dr. States serve as dean,” said Darin Fields, vice president for Academic Affairs. “His outstanding leadership skills and superior understanding of the dynamic nature of health professions have served the University well and will continue to greatly benefit students as they pursue careers of vital purpose.”
States said he is “deeply honored” to have been selected as dean. “With the forward-thinking UF administration and Board of Trustees, extraordinary faculty, outstanding staff, remarkably hard-working students and distinguished alumni and supporters, the College of Health Professions and UF will continue to be a leader in educating the next generation of health professionals,” he said.
States praised the college for its remarkable history of training some of the finest healthcare and human services providers in the country, and pledged to use his experience and vision to “help build upon the college’s reputation for academic excellence, innovation and community partnerships.”
In 1996, States earned a certificate from the University of Findlay’s Nuclear Medicine Institute, and a Bachelor of Science from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 2001 and a Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University in 2008. He also is credentialed as a registered technologist by the America Registry of Radiologic Technologies, and as a nuclear medicine technologist by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. He holds a license as a nuclear medicine technologist from the Ohio Department of Health.
Additionally, States has numerous national publications, has given presentations worldwide, has been a featured speaker at the University of Findlay and elsewhere, and has taught several courses ranging in subject from radiation protection to nuclear medicine instrumentation to health informatics.
At UF, he has been instrumental in helping with the development of the Sonography Program, which launched in 2014, and with other projects, such as the remodel of several buildings and campus areas.
Off campus, he has served on several committees and professional organizations. For instance, in 2014-2015 he chaired the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Education and Research Foundation Board, and was it’s vice chair the prior year.
States has also earned several awards for his work and service, most recently UF’s David L. Allen Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015, and the College of Health Professions’ Sharon Milligan Faculty Excellence Award in 2011.
The University of Findlay’s College of Health Professions encompasses 14 undergraduate programs, five graduate programs and nine non-degree programs that train students for careers in the medical field, sports medicine and the social sciences. For more information, visit www.findlay.edu/health-professions/.