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CIHS Announces New Provost, Dr. Stacy Gomes

California Institute of Human Science is proud to announce our inaugural Provost, Dr. Stacy Gomes. Prior to joining CIHS, Dr. Gomes served as Vice President Academic Affairs at Pacific College of Health Sciences with an impressive career spanning 27 years. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise in driving growth, accreditation, and advancing research initiatives.


Dr. Gomes received her master’s degree in education technology, instructional design at San Diego State University in 1997 and her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of La Verne in 2006.


She is a board member for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine where she serves on the Education and Conference Planning committees. Dr. Gomes has held numerous higher education Board of Director positions and served as advisor to both public and private universities and organizations, including serving in the following capacities:


  • Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health: Executive Board

  • Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine: Curriculum Developer, Leadership Task Force, Council of Advisors

  • Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: Site Visitor, Doctoral Task Force

  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine: Executive Board

  • Department of Veterans Affairs; Health Services Research and Development Service Reviewer

  • UC Irvine Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine: Clinical & Professional Advisory Committee

  • UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine: Board of Directors,

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges: Site Visitor, Assessment Leadership Academy.


Stacy's expertise is in higher education accreditation, assessment and program evaluation. She writes, consults and trains on accreditation, assessment, curriculum design, faculty development, program evaluation, research design and student learning.


“We’re excited to welcome Dr. Gomes to our community,” stated Dr. Jeffery Martin, President of CIHS, “We are confident that her exceptional leadership, passion for academic excellence, and dedication to research will propel CIHS to new heights of success and distinction.”


Dr. Gomes added, “The opportunity to work with so many expert faculty and scientists dedicated to subtle energy and consciousness studies at CIHS is an uplifting culmination of my career and personal life path. I am looking forward to continuing the impressive work of our founder, board, and institutional leadership to expand the reach of research and new programs at CIHS.…”

CIHS Board Chair, Dr. Richard Jelusich says "The CIHS Board of Trustees welcomes Stacy in her position as Provost to continue to flourish the vision and mission of our beloved university. I feel she brings a tremendous amount of experience, wisdom and passion and especially alignment to benefit our continued growth and service to the global human community."


Dr. Gomes has guided institutions in achieving national recognition, obtaining critical accreditations, attracting world-class faculty and implementing innovative technology solutions for academic instruction and student support. Through affiliations with top-ranked universities, and her strong health care industry connections, Dr. Gomes has overseen several NIH grants, launched integrative medicine research initiatives, and guided faculty and students in the successful completion, publication, and presentation of their research.


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