Announcing the New College of Science, Health and Pharmacy

Dear Roosevelt Community,

I am pleased to announce that Roosevelt University will launch a new College of Science, Health and Pharmacy. The college will bring together Roosevelt’s established programs in science and pre-health to create a central hub of research opportunities and student support services.

Through undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs, the new college will equip our students with the diverse perspectives that are essential to high-quality health care. The college unites programs from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Pharmacy and Robert Morris Experiential College.

Please visit for a full list of programs and more information about the new college.

For our current students, the transition won’t affect course registrations, graduation requirements or time to degree. In the future, our undergraduates and graduate students can expect to see more opportunities for research and cross-departmental collaborations as they prepare to pursue careers in science, research and health care.

Dr. Melissa Hogan and Dr. Kelly Wentz-Hunter will serve as co-deans of the new college. Dr. Hogan joined the Roosevelt faculty in 2012 with 17 years of experience in pharmacy education and has served as the dean of the College of Pharmacy since 2016. She has also been instrumental in planning Roosevelt’s safe return to campus. Dr. Kelly Wentz-Hunter joined the Roosevelt faculty in 2006 and has served as professor of biology and chair of the Biological, Physical and Health Sciences department.

Demand for health care professionals is surging in the United States. With Roosevelt’s emphasis on social justice, our graduates are prepared to provide culturally competent, compassionate care to an increasingly diverse American population. I look forward to all the opportunities that the new college presents.

If you have questions about the new college, please read the FAQs on the Building a Stronger University website or contact the deans at and for more information.


Lois Becker, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs