Dr. Christopher O’Brien named dean at King’s College

LOCK HAVEN — Dr. Christopher O’Brien, son of Rita and the late Bill O’Brien, has been named King’s College’s first Dean of Health Sciences.

Dr. O’Brien, who was selected after a national search, most recently served as Associate Dean for Operations and External Affairs in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University.

His new position was created in response to King’s College’s strategic commitment to the continued development of outstanding health sciences programs. He will be responsible for providing administrative leadership by directing the faculty and curricular affairs of the health sciences programs, which include athletic training, exercise science, nursing (approval pending) and physician assistant studies.

Dr. O’Brien is a graduate of Lock Haven High School in 1990 and earned a degree in Health Sciences/Athletic Training from Lock Haven University in 1994.

King’s College, located in Wilkes-Barre, is a Catholic, comprehensive college in the liberal arts tradition founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. O’Brien’s parents are past owners of the former Haven Bake Shop in Lock Haven.