Three New Executives Announced at UT Health Science Center

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Cheryl R. Scheid, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) announced three new executive appointments.

Cheryl R. Scheid, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) announced three new executive appointments.

Matthew T. Sanchez will become the assistant vice chancellor for Student Affairs, responsible for oversight of admissions, financial aid and registrar functions for UTHSC.

Carol A. Schwab, JD, LLM, has accepted the position as director of Medical Legal Education and will develop a new curriculum, “Legal Issues in Health Care.” Initially the curriculum will be taught in the College of Medicine but ultimately it will be available for all six UTHSC colleges.

Chanchai Singhanayok McDonald, PhD, will assume the position of assistant vice chancellor for Institutional Research and Educational Technology.
She will oversee the design, development and delivery of database systems needed to support institutional programs, facilitate faculty research, and enhance the educational enterprise.

Prior to joining UTHSC, Sanchez was director of Financial Aid and Scholarships for California State University (Stanislaus, Turlock, Calif.). His career has centered on academic administration with previous assignments at Arkansas State University, Truckee Meadows Community College (Reno, Nev.) and Humphreys College (Stockton, Calif.). He holds a master’s in public administration and an EdS in education from Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, Ark.), and is currently working on his EdD in educational leadership at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Dr. Schwab came to UTHSC from the Medical College of Georgia where she was assistant dean of Medical/Legal Education and developed the Legal Issues of Medicine for medical students. Prior to that, she was a professor at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) where she was with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service focusing on adult education. Earlier in her career, she engaged in private practice in St. Louis, Mo., and in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Schwab holds a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia, Mo.) and a master’s degree in taxation law from Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.)

Dr. McDonald spent the last eight years at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) where she was an assistant professor and director of Educational Technology, Biomedical Research Education and Training. For the past two years she has also been a consultant in the Office of the Scientific Director, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. During this time, she also consulted in the private sector. Prior to that, Dr. McDonald was chair of the Department of Educational Technology at Chiangmai University, Thailand. She holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.