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New Vice Presidents Join UHSP Leadership Team

The University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis community has welcomed two new vice presidents to its leadership team.

In December 2021, Michele Hoeft assumed duties as Vice President for Marketing, Athletics and Enrollment Management. And in March 2022, Pamela Xaverius, Ph.D., joined UHSP as its new Vice President for Research and Scholarly Activity.


Hoeft leads marketing, enrollment management and athletics initiatives in collaboration with other leaders across campus to lift the University brand, increase enrollment and help create a positive experience for all students throughout the life of their student journey.

She brings a wealth of experience in marketing and communications including time serving as Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Allegro Senior Living and Fontbonne University. Her background also includes work as Director of Marketing and Communications, Community Outreach and Charitable Giving at BJC’s Christian Hospital, and as Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to lead UHSP’s marketing, enrollment management and athletics teams as we work together to increase student enrollment and retain students for the future. I will be helping our teams work together more cohesively, strategically and effectively to meet our goals, and I’m excited to see what amazing things we can accomplish in the months and years to come.


Xaverius is leading the development of UHSP’s research program, including strategy and policy, while supervising all research administration activities and functions.

Most recently serving as the Director of the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Education, Science and Practice at St. Louis University (SLU), Xaverius possesses a wealth of experience in operations management, strategic goal setting, employee management, advisory board oversight and management of faculty research affiliates and student scholars. In addition to her work as Director of the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health at SLU, Xaverius was the Director of SLU’s MCH concentration in the Master of Public Health program and chair of SLU’s Promotion and Tenure Committee.

As a researcher for over two decades, I have learned a lot about the research process, and I’m eager to build upon my knowledge and experience to help others at UHSP elevate their research. With all of the growth that’s happening at the University, it’s an incredibly exciting time to be here. There is so much potential to expand and grow our research agenda, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead our research efforts into the future.”


Both Hoeft and Xaverius serve as members of the UHSP President’s Staff, which is comprised of the University’s deans, vice presidents and other faculty and staff representatives.

“I am honored to welcome Michele and Pam to our Eutectics Family,” said David D. Allen, RPh, Ph.D., president of UHSP. “Their leadership and guidance will play an essential role as the University works to achieve its vision of becoming a transformational leader in health sciences education and research.”

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