About the College of Health and Human Services

A Message from the Dean

As the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at Eastern Michigan University I want to extend a warm welcome to those who are currently in our college and to anyone who might be considering joining our dynamic community in the future.

The fields that make up health and human services are vast and we are proud to make a difference in the lives of so many individuals, families, groups and organizations.  Our faculty, staff and students come together with compassion, expertise and their dedication to create meaningful change.  No matter which area of our college that draws you in, we are committed to improving health outcomes, creating authentic and meaningful learning experiences, and shaping the future of the health and human professions.  With this mission, our drive to ensure that students and faculty are supported to embark on their own unique educational and professional journeys.  

In CHHS, we believe in the power of collaboration and interdisciplinary learning.  We foster connections within the college, through the EMU campus, and in our community to offer  students a well-rounded education that prepares them for a career in which they can apply  skills such as empathy, adaptability and the ability to think critically.  The healthcare landscape is ever changing and our faculty, staff, and community partners are committed to empower our graduates to be ready to be leaders in these changes .

I encourage you to reach out, explore our website, take a look at different programs and come for a visit.  Talk to our faculty, staff and students and ask questions about all of the amazing potential that you can find for yourself here.  We are here to help you each step of the way.

Your journey toward a meaningful career in health and human services begins here.  There are endless possibilities both in our college and at the university and we look forward to welcoming you!

Jenny Fritz


Deans Welcome CHHS

Pictured above: Jennifer Fritz - Dean (right) & Andrea Zakrajsek - Associate Dean (left)

Vision Statement 

We aim to advance health, eliminate disparities, and maximize well-being of individuals and communities locally and globally through our collective commitment to quality education, relevant research, and serving the needs of our stakeholders.

Mission Statement

We foster excellence in education, research, and practice in health and human services by creating vibrant and collaborative learning communities of all learners.  We are student-centered, providing a nurturing and supportive environment that empowers our students to collaborate with faculty, staff, peers, and community practitioners to achieve their fullest potential and emerge as empathetic, competent, and skilled professionals.  







Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The College of Health and Human Services recognizes that bias, systemic racism, and discrimination exists. We unequivocally denounce these in all forms. We believe in and embrace diversity, inclusion, and humanism. With collective resolve, the College of Health and Human Services is committed to disrupting and dismantling systems of injustice and oppression.


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