Dr. Hassan Aziz Announced as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi welcomes Dr. Hassan Aziz as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr. Aziz will join the Island University on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Dr. Hassan Aziz is a tenured professor of medical laboratory science and serves as the Executive Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Aziz is the President-Elect for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). He is a Fellow of the Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS) and of the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia (UGA). He is a certified Green Belt Six Sigma and TEDx speaker.

In addition to numerous international conference presentations and guest speaking engagements, Dr. Aziz has over 75 peer-reviewed publications. In 2019, he was the recipient of the prestigious American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Author Award by ASCLS. He is a consulting editor for Clinical Laboratory Science published by ASCLS, and on the Development Board of Critical Values published by ASCP.

"I’m excited to join the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the greater campus community at TAMU-CC,” Aziz said. “I look forward to the opportunity to both build and continue to provide a world-class experience in education and research opportunities for students that will benefit the Island University and the community.”

The College of Nursing and Sciences’ mission is to positively impact the health of the global population through the education of health care leaders and providers of tomorrow with innovative educational programs in the nursing and health professions.

“Dr. Aziz is a student-centered leader who advocates for interprofessional education to create high-quality learning experiences for students,” Dr. Clarenda Phillips, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs said. “In addition to his significant accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, and service, Dr. Aziz has demonstrated success leading in multidisciplinary environments. He is prepared to advance the College of Nursing and Health Sciences by building collaborative partnerships within and beyond the Island University.”