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Senior Associate Dean for Administration, WVU School of Public Health

Sarah Woodrum is the Senior Associate Dean for Administration at the West Virginia University School of Public Health. In this role, Woodrum oversees the school’s day-to-day and strategic administration and operations. She leads projects and programs in direct consultation with the dean, participates with other senior leadership in policy development and problem resolution, and provides administrative oversight and direction to the finance office, office of research, information technology, development, and marketing & communications. Woodrum also teaches leadership courses in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership.

Woodrum is a West Virginia native who returned to the state in 2013 to serve in a similar role with the WVU School of Medicine and has maintained a faculty appointment in the School of Public Health since that time. In between the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health administrative roles, Woodrum was the Chief Operating Officer at Mon Health Medical Center, a 189-bed community hospital in Morgantown, from 2015 to 2017. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Woodrum had responsibility for the day-to-day management of the hospital. All hospital-based services, including patient care, medical affairs, quality and information systems reported to her.

Prior to returning to Morgantown, she was a Vice President at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill., where she was responsible for the Department of Surgery, Department of Anesthesia, and the Division of Cardiology. Before that she worked in various administrative capacities within the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (Chicago), Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago) and the BJC Health System(St. Louis).

Woodrum holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master’s degree in Health Systems Management from Rush University in Chicago, and a Doctorate of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.