Barbara Arrington is the dean of the College of Health and Human Services. She brings extensive experience in academic leadership and program development. Her scholarship is in the fields of health policy, strategic management, and health care quality. Her term at the University of New Hampshire commenced in September 2007, and like other UNH deans, she will serve a five-year, renewable appointment.
Arrington is actively involved in community service and consultation. She is a frequent site visitor for the Council on Education for Public Health, the accrediting body for schools of public health. Included in her community service activities are more than 15 years of governance experience in health care organizations, 11 of those in hospital and health system governance. She also consults in the areas of organizational strategy and leadership development. Her clients have included the public health institutes of Florida and Missouri, the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the National Association of Community Health Centers, consulting firms, Catholic heal care systems, state and local health departments, academic medical centers, health maintenance organizations, professional associations, religious congregations, and nurse executives.
Arrington’s undergraduate degree in nursing is from Columbia University, her master’s degree in public health (health administration) is from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her doctorate in health services research is from Saint Louis University (1985). She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.