USU is an outstanding organization with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration. This reputation is well deserved and directly attributable to our outstanding faculty, staff and students. I specifically want to thank Dr. Rice for his wise and inspiring leadership of this great university over the past 11 years.
In the weeks ahead, I will share my thoughts with you about our role in the Federal health system, how we will remain adaptable, and how we will continue to contribute to the military health care mission. Our country remains a nation at war and the American people are counting on USU to produce the next generation of Federal health care leaders.
Again, it is my great honor to be your new President. Thank you all for your service to our nation. I look forward to the future with you.
Richard W. Thomas, MD, DDS