Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to the Dean Kenneth B. Chance, DDS, Endowed Distinguished Lectureship Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Samson Pavilion, Room 176.
Karen P. West, president and CEO of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), will present “Being a 21st Century Influencer: Creating Change in the Academic Health Professions.”
The event will open with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by West’s lecture at 6 p.m. and dessert at 7 p.m.
West has served as chair for both the ADEA Council of Faculties and Council of Deans and received the ADEA Distinguished Service Award in 2018. In addition to private practice, West has served on the faculties of the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and was dean of the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine for 12 years.
West also earned a Certificate in Medical Management from the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics and was a fellow in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program.
About the Dean Kenneth B. Chance, DDS, Endowed Distinguished Lectureship
School of Dental Medicine Dean Kenneth B. Chance, immediate past president of the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, and his family established this series in honor of the 130th anniversary of the School of Dental Medicine.
The lectureship will feature distinguished leaders presenting topics and perspectives not only in the field of dental medicine, but instead those that are overarching in scope and relevance. These lectures will be relatable to students and professionals in cross-disciplinary fields to promote necessary dialogue and meaningful interactions, contributing to the better understanding of complex issues that confront our society.