Dawn Werling joined USAHS in 2018 as project manager for the University’s change of ownership transition and was appointed interim lead of Student Administration in April 2019. During both assignments, she effectively advanced key organizational initiatives and student imperatives leveraging her deep higher education experience and demonstrating strong judgement and commitment. In September 2019, Dawn was named Vice President of Student Administration, leading USAHS’ admissions, student advising, disability services, financial aid, registrar, the Writing Center, career services, and student events.
With more than 22 years of experience in higher education, Dawn has served in numerous operational leadership positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations during which she oversaw all student and administrative functions, developed and launched new programs, and planned and opened numerous new campuses. Prior to her career in higher education, she served as an Ordnance Officer in the US Army where she worked in operations, training, and logistics before retiring. Dawn earned a Master of Accountancy from the University of Iowa and Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from Regents College.