By Susan N. Hanrahan, ASAHP President
In my message in the November 2017 issue, I indicated that I will be asking some of you to send a photo and answer a series of “fun” questions to be shared with our membership so that we can continue our collegiality through our newsletter. The 11th of many profiles and the third in 2019 is presented as follows:
Name and Title: Curt Lox, Dean, Brooks College of Health
Place of birth: Harbor City, CA
University: University of North Florida
How long have you been in your position? Almost two years
What’s the value of a university education? Socioeconomic mobility, psychosocial development
What is the value of ASAHP? ASAHP brings together dedicated individuals who are all focused on health, broadly defined. Whenever a group of passionate, educated professionals congregate, great things can happen.
Your philosophy on education in seven words: Engaging, expanding, and challenging young minds (OK, that is only six words but perhaps I can get extra credit for efficiency?)
If I could teach in another field, which one and why? I enjoy talking about leadership so that would probably be my choice though I have no formal training in this area.
Before I retire I want to: See my unit become a nationally-recognized College of Health
What music is playing in my car/office? I will forever be a big fan of music from the 80’s.
The last book I read for fun was: The latest Lee Child (Jack Reacher) novel
My favorite trip was: Mediterranean cruise
If I could travel anywhere it would be: Australia/New Zealand
Four people I’d take to coffee or have a glass of wine with: There is much more I wish I knew about my family history so my first two selections would be my grandfather and grandmother (both deceased). As a Beatles fan, I’d love to visit with Paul McCartney. As a sports fan and student of leadership, I would have welcomed the opportunity to pick John Wooden’s brain if he were still with us.
The best advice I ever received was: From my dad. He said that it was critical to work hard in school so that I could find a job that I loved because it would occupy a large portion of my life. I’m glad I took his advice because I love what I do.
My hobby is: Outdoor activities and travel
My passion is: People (we’re social beings!)
A perfect day is: Exploring a geographical region I’ve never been before with family and/or friends.
Cats or dogs? Definitely dogs
E-book or hardback? Hardback
Beach or mountains? I love them both but given that I live three miles from the beach, I’d have to say the former.
I wish I could: Play a musical instrument
My favorite saying is: From former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz: “The only things that are going to change you from where you are today to where you are going to be five years from now are the people you meet and the books you read.”
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