Southern California College of Optometry Appoints New Dean

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FULLERTON, Calif.—The Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) has announced that Stan Woo, OD, MS, FAAO will serve as the new Dean of Optometry, his term beginning in July 2013.

Dr. Woo will join SCCO after serving the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) as chief of the Vision Rehabilitation Service, founding director of the UEI Center for Sight Enhancement and director of the Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation. He has also served as president of the Texas Optometric Association and volunteered with organizations such as the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, the Department of Veterans Administration, the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.

Woo received his OD at the University of California at Berkeley, his MA in vision science at UHCO and will be completing an executive MBA with a concentration in medical and health care management from Rice University in May. He is also a diplomate in optometry with the American Board of Optometry as well as in low vision with the American Academy of Optometry.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Woo to the SCCO Community," said SCCO president Kevin L. Alexander, OD, PhD. "He brings a wealth of diverse expertise to the position encompassing academic, clinical and organizational aspects of optometry and health care."