September 29, 2023

Purdue Global names new dean of School of Health Sciences

Online higher ed veteran Rebecca Zolotor appointed to leadership role

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Rebecca Zolotor has been promoted to dean and vice president of Purdue Global’s School of Health Sciences, effective Oct. 1.

Zolotor served as associate dean for more than a decade before becoming the school’s interim dean. In her new role she will report to Provost Jon Harbor.

Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults.

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“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Purdue Global and our students in this leadership role,” Zolotor said. “Together with the outstanding School of Health Sciences team, I am eager to continue cultivating the success of adult learners who are passionate about positively impacting the diverse communities they serve and empowering them to thrive in the dynamic health environment.”

Zolotor’s higher education career includes faculty and department chair positions. A pharmacist by trade, she has held key management positions in the pharmaceutical industry; lab research; coordination of research trials; and pharmacy practice in hospitals, pharmacies and insurance companies.

Zolotor’s area of expertise is new program development, integration of health industry trends and standards, and interdepartmental operations and project coordination.

She serves as a textbook and multimedia reviewer for several major publishing companies and is a peer reviewer for medical journals. Additionally, Zolotor is a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.

Zolotor earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University and her Master of Science in nutritional science from the University of Connecticut. Zolotor holds a Lean Green Belt certificate as well as certificates in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Teaching Business English. She also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Purdue University.

Purdue Global’s School of Health Sciences serves more than 6,000 students across its 16 degree programs and has 251 full-time and adjunct faculty members. 

About Purdue Global
Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults who have life experience and often some college credits. It offers flexible paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree based on their work experience, military service and previous college credits, no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and backed by Purdue University. For more information, visit

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Sources: Jon Harbor, Rebecca Zolotor

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