Janeen Hill, Ph.D., dean of Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, has been named a recipient of the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2021 Women of Influence Awards. Hill was selected in the “Game Changer” category, awarded each year to a woman whose ideas have had a positive impact on her industry or community and who has affected a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something. She was recognized at the recent Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2021 Women of Influence virtual event, along with seven other women leading the way in business and industry.
“It’s very humbling to be recognized in this way,” said Hill. “But no change and no big steps forward occur without lots of other people being part of your team. I’m very thankful that I’ve had a president and provost who are willing to take risks to move forward and to give people the freedom to pursue their ideas. I’m thankful for the environment in which Chapman University operates and all the people I’ve worked with.”
Hill earned the award for her prolonged and visionary work in bringing the health sciences to life at Chapman. And while she’s led many initiatives throughout her time at Chapman, when asked what her “game-changing” contribution has been, Hill responded without hesitation: “The Rinker Health Science Campus! It has impacted the university tremendously and has been part of our larger goal of moving Chapman forward in the area of health and professional sciences.”