As senior provost and chief executive officer for Touro’s Western Division, Dr. Michael Harter serves as both the administrative and academic head of the Nevada and northern California campuses of Touro University. In this role, Dr. Harter oversees two of the fastest-growing medical schools in the western United States, as well as allied health science and education programs with a current total enrollment of more than 3,000 students. Having served as the inaugural dean of students and vice president for administration before becoming CEO, Dr. Harter was part of the founding team for Touro University Nevada.
Before joining Touro in 2004, Dr. Harter served as vice dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he was president of the Practice Corporation and managed both undergraduate and graduate medical education programs. He has more than three decades of experience in higher education, including 14 years as dean and professor. As founding executive director of Family Development Programs, Inc. of Ohio, he is also experienced in the development and operation of primary care centers and services to children and families.
Dr. Harter’s extensive record of research, publication and instruction has included work in health care finance, health planning, contemporary issues in health care and health aspects of aging. He has also been a devoted advocate for a variety of community service organizations, including positions with the Board of Directors of the United Way Capital Region in California; the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board serving Ohio’s Athens, Hocking and Vinton Counties; and the Southern Nevada Area Health Education Center.