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Dr. Jess Doty joined CU Boulder in 2011, serving in numerous leadership positions within student conduct and conflict resolution, and administrative roles within Health and Wellness. Currently, as the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Health and Wellness Services, Dr. Doty oversees the delivery of medical, clinical, and health education, providing a holistic and campus-wide approach to health and well-being for the CU Community.
A key executive leader during the global COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Doty collaborated across campus to operationalize the use of technology to expand campus wide operations for COVID-19, including student, staff and faculty vaccines as well as testing and vaccine distribution. With a robust background in compliance, she has led multi-functional units responsible for regulatory processes, including risk management programs, complaint resolution processes, health care compliance, and the training and enforcement of civil rights laws and regulations.
Dr. Doty is a strong advocate for social justice and has worked to expand access to health care by reducing costs and providing unlimited, no cost mental health and urgent care for students and employees. She launched the first ever accommodated testing center on the CU Boulder campus, provides space and resources for DEI focused education and service approaches to positively impact staff as well as the students they serve.
Dr. Doty is a first-generation college graduate who earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from St. Cloud University, a Master of Arts in Leadership and Student Development, from the University of St. Thomas, and an Ed.D. in Leadership for Education Equity, where her dissertation focused on restorative practices emphasizing the importance of providing students with a pathway toward justice and wellbeing. Jess enjoys traveling to new places, camping, and spending time with her family.
As Washington State University's AVC for Health and Wellbeing, I serve the campus community as chief executive officer for health and wellbeing services, providing strategic vision, financial and budgetary leadership, and administrative oversight for a broad portfolio of services encompassing integrated, holistic, multi-specialty care for students. This includes our medical services (primary care, sports medicine, optometry, and pharmacy) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), as well as elements of health promotion and general wellbeing, plus University Recreation (UREC), engaging with the entire WSU community through programming that promotes healthy, active living.
I grew up in Wyoming and started my career as a firefighter and paramedic. I attended Creighton University, receiving a BS in emergency medical services. I completed a master of physician assistant studies at the University of Nebraska, and practiced full-time as a PA in ERs and urgent care clinics in Colorado and Wyoming for about 13 years before completing an MBA from Colorado State University and becoming a full-time executive leader. I am a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a former Army National Guard officer, and currently serving on the executive committee of the American College Health Association as treasurer.
I have three main values that I bring to my professional work, and which I also expect from my teammates: competency, character, and compassion. That means you should strive to be an expert in your field. Be a person of integrity who is prepared to act courageously to do the right thing. Love what you do and love each other, with respect and tolerance for all.