California University of Science and Medicine Appoints Interim Dean

Effective November 19, 2018, Founding Dean of the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM), Dr. Robert Suskind, retired and was awarded the title of Dean Emeritus. We thank Dr. Suskind for his leadership and contributions during his tenure with CUSM and wish him the very best as he enjoys his retirement from a successful career serving others.

Peter Eveland, EdD, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions, has been appointed to serve as Interim Dean while a national search is conducted to replace Dr. Suskind. Dr. Eveland has been a senior academic leader in founding four allopathic schools of medicine in the United States. He brings nearly 25 years of experience to his position and has successfully completed more than 12 LCME and regional accreditations. Dr. Eveland previously served as Dean of Students for the University of Washington School of Medicine and Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs for the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia, where he received tenure. Currently, Dr. Eveland holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Medical Education.