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MU dean elected COARC member

Oct. 13, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Michael Prewitt, dean of the Marshall University College of Health Professions, has been elected to serve as a board member for the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, which is sponsored by the American College of Chest Physicians.

Prewitt has served as a site visitor for the commission for more than 20 years. He will be the first non-physician representative from the organization to serve on the board.

"Becoming a member of the board will allow me to learn more about the accreditation process after the site visit has been conducted," Prewitt said. "This can only strengthen the goals and objectives we have for our departments within the College of Health Professions and for the university as a whole."

As a long-time member of the American College of Chest Physicians, Prewitt will provide input based on the perspectives and experiences he's gained during his 13 years with the organization. Prewitt said he will travel to Bedford, Texas, in November for the first board meeting to officially begin his four-year term.

Since 2000, Prewitt has been a member of the Allied Health and Respiratory Care American College of Chest Physicians NetWorks and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Allied Health NetWork section. As a commission board member, he will be eligible for two consecutive four-year terms.

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