Brenau has appointed longtime occupational therapist and Associate Professor Kathleen Foley as interim director of the School of Occupational Therapy.
Since the classes and clinical placements in the 23-year-old School of Occupational Therapy run year-round, Foley is positioned to manage the program without interruption during the next six months while a select committee conducts a nationwide search for a permanent director.
Foley said her immediate goal as interim is to ensure a seamless transition for the students as they continue in their coursework and fieldwork. She also plans to join the faculty in the development of an entry-level doctoral degree in occupational therapy, something the school has been planning for some time.
“I appreciate the opportunity to work alongside the talented and experienced faculty and staff in the School of Occupational Therapy at Brenau University to provide a quality professional education to future occupational therapists,” said Foley, whose predecessor left the university in February. “I am honored to be selected to take the lead as the program moves forward in its mission of graduating students who are prepared to be leaders in occupational therapy practice.”
Read more about Foley at www.brenau.edu/news/kathleen-foley-interim-director-occupational-therapy.