East Tennessee Vice President and Former Dean Inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame

Dr. Wilsie Bishop, ETSU's Vice President for Health Affairs and Chief Operating Officer, and professor of Health Services Management and Policy in the College of Public Health, has been selected as a 2013 inductee to the Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame.

Dr. Bishop, who serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers and as a site reviewer for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, was recently recognized by Virginia Commonwealth University as one of "120 Visionary Leaders."

Dr. Bishop came to ETSU in 1978 and rose to become the Dean of what was then known as the College of Public and Allied Health in 1994. Later, as vice president for Health Affairs, she championed the development of the College of Public Health and the expansion of the Academic Health Sciences Center. She has a strong commitment to Inter-professional Education and Research and has helped to create an innovative educational pilot that brings together students from across the ETSU Academic Health Sciences Center—including the Quillen College of Medicine, the Gatton College of Pharmacy and the Colleges of Nursing, Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, and Public Health. Reflecting her expertise and professional interests, Dr. Bishop continues her role as a teacher and mentor of students and currently co-teaches the doctoral level course "Public Health Leadership, Policy, and Ethics" with Dean Wykoff.

In describing her selection for this singular recognition, The Tennessee Economic Council on Women noted that "Dr. Bishop is an expert in policy construction and implementation and her forward-thinking ideas have changed the culture of ETSU and higher education across the state. . Dr. Bishop's community and professional involvement covers an array of organizations and associations, including the Appalachian Girl Scout Council, where she managed more than $1 million in property and led major fund-raising drives." The recognition will be celebrated with an induction ceremony on October 28th.