University Leadership

Learning, teaching and all other work done at University of Western States are guided by its mission and vision. These statements inform not only day-to-day operations, but also shape the future of the university. The UWS community, made up of leadership, faculty and staff, are dedicated to providing students with the tools and knowledge to advance integrated health care.

To advance the science and art of integrated health care through excellence in education and patient care.

Quality of life and wellness are advanced through transformative education and health care.

Joseph Brimhall, DC, FICC


Joseph Brimhall, DC, is a graduate of Logan University in St. Louis, MO. He started his career in 1981 as a chiropractic physician in Ogden, Utah where he was in private practice for 22 years. During that time, he was twice named Utah Chiropractic Physician of the Year. Since 2003, Dr. Brimhall has served as…

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Bernadette Howlett, PhD

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Howlett has a PhD in Adult Learning and Organizational Development and a Master of Science in Instructional and Human Performance Technology. She has been in higher education for more than 20 years and has been teaching in health science education for more than 16. She specializes in evidence-based practice, educational technology, interprofessional practice and…

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