Dean of the College of Health Sciences

Position Details

Dr. Wallace (Wally) Boeve has been appointed as the new Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Des Moines University. He will join DMU as of November 1, 2020. Dr. Boeve has extensive experience both as a practicing physician assistant and as an academician. Currently, he serves at Bethel University as the Program Director for the Physician Assistant Program.  Prior to coming to Bethel, he served as department chair and program director of physician assistant studies in the College of Health Professions at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He continues to work clinically in urgent care as a PA with background work in rural family medicine, occupational medicine, urgent care, and inpatient psychiatry. Dr. Boeve earned his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University and his M.S. in Physician Assistant at Baylor College of Medicine. He earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Eastern Michigan University.