H. Roger Hadley ’74 ended his tenure as the longest serving dean in School of Medicine history on July 1. He will continue to work as a urologist at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Former Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Tamara L. Thomas ’87 was selected to serve as the next dean.
“Roger Hadley has been dean for 16 years now but has worked here much longer than that,” said Loma Linda University Health President Richard H. Hart, DrPH, ’70 at an award ceremony earlier this year. “He has established many of the practices we have in this school, set a standard for leadership in the School of Medicine, and particularly deserves to be recognized for the contribution he has made to student life here at Loma Linda.”
During his time as dean, Dr. Hadley concurrently served as executive vice president for Medical Affairs at LLUH, chief of staff of Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, chief medical officer of LLUH, and chair of Loma Linda University Health Care. He also lent his leadership to the Western Section of the American Urological Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
In May during commencement, Dr. Hadley was awarded the lifelong title of Emeritus Dean and given the Lifetime Service Award, the highest honor LLUH bestows upon an individual.
“My journey has truly been a team effort — impossible without outstanding university leadership, mentors, colleagues, a marvelous spouse, and a selfless and highly competent staff with whom I had been privileged to work,” Dr. Hadley said.
H. Roger Hadley ’74 attends his last commencement ceremony in May as dean of the School of Medicine.