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Awards and Leadership

Leadership Update

NYITCOM Appoints New Site Dean

sspeights-NYITCOM A StateShane Speights, DO, assumed the position of Site Dean at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) at Arkansas State University (A-State) January 3, 2017. Dr. Speights succeeds Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, the Inaugural Site Dean of NYITCOM at A-State. Dr. Ross-Lee will remain NYIT Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs.

In his new position, Dr. Speights will lead campus faculty and students in academics and co-curricular activities, while continuing his engagement in community outreach with hospitals and physicians in the Jonesboro, AR and greater Delta region.

Prior to assuming the role of site dean, Dr. Speights served NYITCOM as Associate Dean of Clinical Education at the Arkansas State campus and was instrumental in establishing the first osteopathic medical school in the state of Arkansas. An active member of the medical staff at St. Bernards Medical Center, Dr. Speights has served as its Director of Medical Education. Read more.