Public Health Program success!

June 30, 2008 —

The Council on the Education of Public Health (CEPH) has granted the Des Moines University Public Health Program full accreditation for a period of seven years.

Knowing the importance of the program to the public health community, to Des Moines University and our students, Dr. Wendy Ringgenberg, program director, has been working tirelessly to ensure that the program met all criteria for accreditation.

“We look forward to the continued success and growth of the program,” said Jodi L. Cahalan, Ph.D., dean of College of Health Science. “Congratulations DMU and the M.P.H. program!”


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.