Dr. Richard Goranflo appointed assistant dean for academic affairs in Office of Graduate Studies

July 12, 2017

Dr. Rick GoranfloThe OHSU School of Medicine is pleased to announce that Richard "Rick" Goranflo, Ed.D., has been appointed assistant dean for Graduate Studies. In this role, he will focus on administrative services for the Graduate Studies program.

Dr. Goranflo's promotion from his current role as program manager in Graduate Studies is effective July 1, 2017. As assistant dean, he will expand his current role to encompass additional administrative functions of the school's Graduate Studies program including recruitment, admissions and the website. He will oversee student progression and institutional reporting and other aspects of academic affairs. Additionally, he will support program administrator and faculty director mentorship. Dr. Goranflo joins the graduate studies leadership team of Associate Dean Allison Fryer, Ph.D., and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Jackie Wirz, Ph.D.

"Rick has shown himself to be an excellent steward of the administrative structure that supports learners from prospective student to degree completion for our 32 graduate degree programs," said Dr. Fryer. "I am pleased to recognize his competence and expand upon his role to bring even greater support and leadership to our students and programs."

Dr. Goranflo demonstrated his aptitude for administration while pursuing his bachelor of science in health promotion and health behavior at Oregon State University, becoming assistant coordinator of a student service center and then assistant coordinator for housing operations and then registered student organizations manager while getting his master's degree in education at Washington State University in higher education administration. In 2017, he completed the requirements for a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Portland State University. He joined OHSU in 2010 as an academic associate and rose to program manager in graduate studies in 2011.