Dr. Debra A. Schwinn
Dr. Debra A. Schwinn became Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA) University’s ninth President on May 4, 2020. Previously she was Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dean of the Carver College of Medicine, and Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry at the University of Iowa. Prior to those appointments, Dr. Schwinn served in senior leadership roles at the University of Washington and Duke University.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of Wooster in her native Ohio, Dr. Schwinn earned a medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine where she has also been honored as a distinguished alumna. A physician scientist and member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Schwinn’s laboratory was funded for 27 years by the National Institutes of Health.
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The President’s Cabinet is composed of university administrators who report directly to the president.
Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Board of Trustees provides oversight for the university and also sets PBA’s mission and vision.
The Provost & Chief Academic Officer oversees and leads the development, implementation, and assessment of academic programs & policies.