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HECAOD Advisory Board

The Higher Education Center runs through the hard work and commitment of our leadership. Get to know the people behind our mission and what brings us all closer to this unique initiative.

Internal Advisory Board

Dr. Tom Gregoire

Dean, College of Social Work

Dr. Thomas K. Gregoire was appointed the Dean of the College of Social Work in 2010.  He holds the BS, MSW, and PhD degree from institutions of higher learning in Kansas.

As an expert in the field of substance use, Dr. Gregoire has just co-authored a book with a colleague on substance use.  He is also the author/co-author of over 25 peer reviewed journal articles, 26 technical & research reports, and several book chapters and book reviews.  Editorial Services include reviewing manuscripts for the Journal of Poverty and Inequality; Journal of Social Service Research; Families in Society; Journal of Studies on Alcohol; Evaluation and Program Planning; and Research on Social Work Practice.


Dr. Henry Mann

Dean, College of Pharmacy

Dr. Mann has presented and published widely on the application of pharmacology and pharmacotherapy principles to critically ill patients.  His contributions to research and practice have been recognized by election as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP), and the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (FASHP).  In addition to conducting groundbreaking research, he has taught extensively at all levels of professional, graduate and post-graduate training.


Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston

Vice President, Office of Student Life

Javaune, or Dr. J, as she is affectionately called, oversees the operations of the Office of Student Life and its constituent departments.  She represents Student Life in the university’s senior administration and provides leadership on issues affecting students. She has broad leadership responsibility for numerous university operations affecting students outside the classroom, including residence halls, food service, the Ohio Union and student activities, student leadership development, mental health counseling, career direction, recreational sports, health care and wellness programs, disability services, the Multicultural Center, off-campus student services, the student judicial process, student advocacy and crisis intervention.

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