Erin Baldwin, chief operating officer for the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, has been named director of the Thielen Student Health Center, effective Jan. 4.
Baldwin has senior leadership experience in provider-based clinics, pharmacy, lab, radiology, physical and occupational therapy, food and nutrition services, behavioral health services and public health. She earned a bachelor’s degree in respiratory care at the University of Kansas (2003) and master’s degrees in healthcare administration and public health from the University of Iowa (2006).
As part of her responsibility for strategic planning for student health, Baldwin will focus on administrative structure, patient access and critical care needs. She also will work with staff on financial strategy and management for the clinic.
"Improving the level of service and care provided by the Thielen Student Health Center is a key university priority," said President Steven Leath. "We recognize that healthy students are more engaged, productive and successful. Erin Baldwin has the credentials to ensure the health center is operating at the highest level and our students are receiving first-rate, holistic care."
Senior vice president for student affairs Tom Hill acknowledged the transitional assistance of Mary Hensley, who has served as interim director since July 2015.
"I would like to thank Mary for her brief, but very productive and beneficial role," Hill said. "Mary has been able to provide the guidance and focus needed to transition staff and programming towards new leadership."