Teri Pipe named Chief WellBeing Officer at ASU

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Dean of the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Dr. Teri Pipe, has been named ASU Chief WellBeing Officer. This new role, which was suggested by students, tasks Pipe with creating an environment that supports mental and physical health for students, faculty and staff.

“Dean Pipe will lead this initiative because of her strong commitment to wellbeing that extends beyond the absence of illness to the enhancement of the total person,” said Mark Searle, executive vice president and university provost. “This is the goal we seek to achieve for both students and employees. She will work closely with our colleagues in Educational Outreach and Student Services on student-based initiatives and will collaborate with Human Resources on efforts aimed at staff and faculty members.”

“We expect our students to become leaders,” Pipe said. “Wellbeing and resilience are key competencies to being better employees, better leaders and better people in society.”

Pipe joined the College of Nursing and Health Innovation as interim dean in 2011. She is an expert on nursing leadership, interprofessionalism and mindfulness, which is an approach that helps people increase their well-being and performance by being fully present, focused and aware. Her research interests include resilience in professional and clinical populations, health promotion and wellness, positive coping and stress management, oncology and gerontology.