First master's class begins in January

Gloria Espinosa (center) is welcomed at the reception for incoming master’s candidates by Dr. Bill Behrendt (left) and Dr. David E. Daniel, president of UT Dallas. Ms. Espinosa and her classmates begin classes Jan. 14.

Members of the inaugural class of the Master of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences program were introduced at a reception recently on campus.

Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern, and Dr. David E. Daniel, president of UT Dallas, were on hand to greet the 28 students in the class, which is expected to serve as the catalyst for future leadership programs developed for faculty and staff at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Podolsky remarked on the diversity of the group as reflective of the diversity on the
UT Southwestern campus through the range of departmental missions represented in the class members. Twenty-three departments are represented among the 28 members of the class.

The 37 credit-hour program, which was developed in partnership with the UT Dallas School of Management, will be held on campus and is specifically tailored to the unique processes and needs of UT Southwestern. The program’s concentration in Healthcare Organization Leadership is designed to help develop organizational leadership skills in current and future campus leaders. The two-year program will begin in January.

“We are very appreciative of UT Dallas for joining with us to develop a program specifically designed for UT Southwestern,” said Dr. William Behrendt, vice president for human resources. “I am confident the education and skills these students will develop will complement their strengths, and they will make significant contributions in continuing to make UT Southwestern a top 10 academic medical center.”

— Ali V. Adams / Holiday 2010