By Susan N. Hanrahan, ASAHP President
In my message in the November 2017 issue, I indicated that I will be asking some of you to send a photo and answer a series of “fun” questions to be shared with our membership so that we can continue our collegiality through our newsletter. The 10th of many profiles and the second in 2019 is presented as follows:
Name and Title: Gregory Frazer, Dean and Professor, Covey College of Allied Health Professions
Place of birth: Evansville, Indiana
University: University of South Alabama
How long have you been in your position? 3rd year at USA; 19th year as a dean
What is the value of ASAHP? ASAHP is the preeminent organization for peer administrators and educators that enables collaboration and sharing among those committed to educational and professional excellence.
Your philosophy on education in seven words: Skills and knowledge enable opportunity, achievement and success.
If I could teach in another field, which one and why? Medicine because I have witnessed the dramatic impact of the delivery of care all over the world.
Before I retire I want to: Establish an international learning opportunity in every program I’m responsible for.
In college, I was known for: Being the fraternity social chairman.
What music is playing in my car/office? Luther Vandross
The last book I read for fun was: ”Honoring the Trust” by William Massy
My favorite trip was: Machu Picchu
If I could travel anywhere it would be: Santorini, Greece
Four people I’d take to coffee or have a glass of wine with: Confucius, Rosa Parks, President Obama, and Herb Kelleher
The best advice I ever received was: “Never forget where you came from and those who helped you be where you are today”
My hobby is: Racquetball
My passion is: Photography
My pet peeve is: Dirty car
A perfect day is: Professionally, its graduation. Personally, a sunny day on the beach with family and friends.
Cats or dogs? DOGS
E-book or hardback? Hardback
Beach or mountains? Beach
I wish I could: Share my passion for my work with all of my colleagues.
Only my friends know I: See what a challenge golf is to play.
My favorite saying is: “Fair is a playground term” as in “this policy isn’t fair.”
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