College of Health Sciences

West Chester University

Dr. Linda Adams, Dean
Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2825
ladams@wcupa.edu


2003 Hall of Fame Inductees

Salusto Harper
Jo Ann Salusto Harper
Lee
Herbert Lee
Shields
Joseph Shields
Spannuth
John L. Spannuth


Jo Ann Salusto Harper B.S.'65

  • Director of Athletics and Recreation, Dartmouth College; first woman to hold this position both at Dartmouth and in the Ivy League
  • Responsible for an intercollegiate program of 34 sports, and a physical education/recreation and club sport program
  • Taught at Swarthmore High School 1965-1969, and Penncrest High School, 1969-1980
  • Guided Dartmouth Women's Lacrosse to first Ivy League title, 1986
  • Assistant lacrosse coach with the U.S. Team who won the first World Cup in England in 1982, Head coach of the US World Cup team in 1986
  • Noted speaker and presenter at conventions and forums nationally
  • Played basketball four years at WCU, and two years of lacrosse and field hockey
  • Inducted into Dartmouth College "Wearers of the Green",1999, New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2000; Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2002
  • Recognized as the Division 1-AA Administrator of the Year, 2001

Herbert Lee, B.S. 59*

  • Teacher, coach, academic advisor, univerity administrator, mentor, athlete
  • Valued professor and administrator at WCU for over 35 years
  • An ambassador for physical education in the Delaware Valley
  • First regional director of the Federal Head Start Program
  • A leader in the recruitment of minority students to WCU as assistant director of admissions in the 1960's and 70's
  • Pioneered innovative Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) for minority students in the late 1960's and 70's at WCU
  • Instrumental in the development of academic advising at WCU
  • Long time member of the WCU Alumni board of directors
  • Recipient of the WCU Civility Award in 1999
  • Chair of the WCU Annual Giving Campaign
  • Established opportunities for youth in Downingtown and Concord Township

Joseph Shields, B.S. '59, M.Ed.'62

  • Teacher, coach, college and university administrator, international educator, mentor University of Maryland, Ed.D., 1970
  • Retired president, Carroll Community College, 1993-99, founding president, Carroll Community College; dean Prince George's Community, 1979-1988
  • Held various academic executive positions with the University of Maryland, 1966-79; chief executive, and dean of campus, University of Maryland, Munich, Germany, 1973-75
  • High School principal, teacher and coach, Millsboro, DE, 1959-65
  • Member, 307th Airborne Medical Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, 1954-56
  • Received Cleveland State University Medal for international leadership in higher education; Governors citation for service to Maryland School for the Deaf; president, Maryland Association of Higher Education, 1981
  • Member honor socieities, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Delta Kappa
  • Active on numerous civic boards of directors

John L. Spannuth, B.S.'76

  • Innovator and leader in Aquatics for over 45 years
  • Organized and directed the First Annual: World Swimming Coaches Clinic, 1968; National Masters Synchronized Swimming Meet, 1975; National YMCA Masters Aquatic Championship, 1976
  • Directed the following National Summits: National Aquatics Summit 1998; National Adapted Aquatics, 2001; National Acquatic Directors Summit, 2002
  • Former leadership positions: President, American Swimming Coaches Association, 1967-69; Secretary, World Swimming Coaches Association, 1968-1970; National Aquatics Administrator, AAU, 1969-73; Executive Director, International Special Olympics, 1973-74
  • President/CEO, United States Water Fitness Association, 1988 to present


*Deceased