PROVO, Utah—Addressing what it said is a shortage of optometry colleges in the western U.S., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) announced an intent to develop a new college of optometry with Adam Hickenbotham, OD, MPH, PhD, selected as the founding dean. In this role, Hickenbotham will oversee the development of the curriculum, the hiring of faculty and staff, and guide the new college through the accreditation process in preparation for an anticipated opening in 2023, according to an announcement earlier this month.

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