April 15, 2014
Dear Yo San University Community,
The Board of Trustees’ search for the next President of Yo San University has come to a successful conclusion. I am delighted to announce the appointment of Lois Green who, as President, will bring to Yo San University more than three decades of combined experience in healthcare management and graduate education. Lois will officially join us on May 19th, allowing for a smooth transition with Larry Ryan, who will retire by June 1st.
As an educational leader and clinical associate professor in USC’s Price School of Public Policy, Lois was deeply engaged in health program administration, student and faculty affairs, and curriculum development for nearly a dozen years. Among accomplishments at USC, she spearheaded the creation and successful launch of an Executive Master of Health Administration degree program, and significantly expanded involvement of health alumni and the external professional community. She possesses a strong background in grants and applied research, and will maintain a research affiliation with USC’s Center for Health Financing, Policy and Management. In addition to her work at USC, Lois previously taught at UCLA, UC-Irvine, and UC-San Francisco. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and earned her master’s degree in health administration from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health.
Lois was a founder and is principal of a healthcare consulting practice focused on leadership, strategy, program development and implementation. She previously held senior executive positions with two large Southern California integrated health systems and a large healthcare trade association. A long-standing advocate of the integration of Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lois is greatly looking forward to exploring opportunities for stronger collaboration.
I want to express a special thank you to Board members, Mary Flaherty, search committee chair, and Phillip Christman, who led the screening process. Thank you also to Dr. Dao, Sum-Yee Wang, and Dr. Margo DeLeaver. They, along with me, rounded out the search committee.
On April 29th, Ms. Green will be introduced to the Yo San University staff and greeted by the Board of Trustees, as we also recognize and honor the extraordinary contributions of Dr. Ryan. Please join me in welcoming Lois to the Yo San University Community, and in expressing our heartfelt appreciation to Larry. He leaves a remarkable legacy, the foundation on which we will build, together, as the University embarks on its next 25 years of excellence.
Mao Shing Ni, DOM, PhD, ABAAHP, L.Ac.
Chair of the Board of Trustees