University Relations and Communications

Dr. David Garloff, Dean, College of Allied Health Professions, retires Feb. 1

January 16, 2009


Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Dr. David Garloff, the dean of Montana State University Billings College of Allied Health Professions, will retire from the university effective Feb. 1.


Dr. David GarloffGarloff has been dean of the health professions college since fall 2005. Operational duties will be assumed by Dr. Diane Duin, director of the college’s health administration program, until a new dean is selected.


Capping 42 years in higher education, Garloff was involved in more fully integrating the College of Allied Health Professions into the Billings community and oversaw development of a free community counseling clinic. He marks that as one of the top achievements under his watch and said he enjoyed working with the faculty and staff at the university.


Garloff, 65, was the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University in Iowa before coming to MSU Billings. A native of the Pennsylvania Dutch country near Reading, Penn., he has had a broad career in health professions education. He held positions in Minnesota and Iowa and has also been published in a variety of publications on issues ranging from bioethics to teaching technology. He also has a passion for photography.


He and his wife, Beryl, have five children.


A farewell reception for Garloff will be held in the spring. The reception will also include a one-man exhibit of Garloff’s photos, gathered from 30 years of travels around the world.


The College of Allied Health Professions is the newest of six colleges at MSU Billings. Key program areas are in health and human performance, health administration and rehabilitation and human services. Students in those programs take courses to graduate as health educators, trainers, rehabilitation counselors, mental health counselors, drug and alcohol counselors, adult education professionals, psychologists and human services professionals.


The college is also guided by a 15-member advisory board made up of professionals who work in various areas of the health care industry in Montana.