College of Health Sciences

West Chester University

Dr. Linda Adams, Dean
Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383

2003 Hall of Fame Inductees

Salusto Harper
Jo Ann Salusto Harper
Herbert Lee
Joseph Shields
John L. Spannuth

Jo Ann Salusto Harper B.S.'65

  • Director of Athletics and Recreation, Dartmouth College; first woman to hold this position both at Dartmouth and in the Ivy League
  • Responsible for an intercollegiate program of 34 sports, and a physical education/recreation and club sport program
  • Taught at Swarthmore High School 1965-1969, and Penncrest High School, 1969-1980
  • Guided Dartmouth Women's Lacrosse to first Ivy League title, 1986
  • Assistant lacrosse coach with the U.S. Team who won the first World Cup in England in 1982, Head coach of the US World Cup team in 1986
  • Noted speaker and presenter at conventions and forums nationally
  • Played basketball four years at WCU, and two years of lacrosse and field hockey
  • Inducted into Dartmouth College "Wearers of the Green",1999, New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2000; Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2002
  • Recognized as the Division 1-AA Administrator of the Year, 2001

Herbert Lee, B.S. 59*

  • Teacher, coach, academic advisor, univerity administrator, mentor, athlete
  • Valued professor and administrator at WCU for over 35 years
  • An ambassador for physical education in the Delaware Valley
  • First regional director of the Federal Head Start Program
  • A leader in the recruitment of minority students to WCU as assistant director of admissions in the 1960's and 70's
  • Pioneered innovative Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) for minority students in the late 1960's and 70's at WCU
  • Instrumental in the development of academic advising at WCU
  • Long time member of the WCU Alumni board of directors
  • Recipient of the WCU Civility Award in 1999
  • Chair of the WCU Annual Giving Campaign
  • Established opportunities for youth in Downingtown and Concord Township

Joseph Shields, B.S. '59, M.Ed.'62

  • Teacher, coach, college and university administrator, international educator, mentor University of Maryland, Ed.D., 1970
  • Retired president, Carroll Community College, 1993-99, founding president, Carroll Community College; dean Prince George's Community, 1979-1988
  • Held various academic executive positions with the University of Maryland, 1966-79; chief executive, and dean of campus, University of Maryland, Munich, Germany, 1973-75
  • High School principal, teacher and coach, Millsboro, DE, 1959-65
  • Member, 307th Airborne Medical Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, 1954-56
  • Received Cleveland State University Medal for international leadership in higher education; Governors citation for service to Maryland School for the Deaf; president, Maryland Association of Higher Education, 1981
  • Member honor socieities, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Delta Kappa
  • Active on numerous civic boards of directors

John L. Spannuth, B.S.'76

  • Innovator and leader in Aquatics for over 45 years
  • Organized and directed the First Annual: World Swimming Coaches Clinic, 1968; National Masters Synchronized Swimming Meet, 1975; National YMCA Masters Aquatic Championship, 1976
  • Directed the following National Summits: National Aquatics Summit 1998; National Adapted Aquatics, 2001; National Acquatic Directors Summit, 2002
  • Former leadership positions: President, American Swimming Coaches Association, 1967-69; Secretary, World Swimming Coaches Association, 1968-1970; National Aquatics Administrator, AAU, 1969-73; Executive Director, International Special Olympics, 1973-74
  • President/CEO, United States Water Fitness Association, 1988 to present