A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Academic Programs Office

The SPH Office of Academic Programs (APO) serves all students by helping them to fulfill the requirements of their Degree Compliance Reports (DCR) and graduate on time.  We assist students in developing a curriculum plan based on their academic status (full or part time).  After the student meets with their academic advisor, APO ensures that forms are completed so that the student completes their degree within the policy timeframe (5 years for masters and 7 years for doctoral degrees) and receives their diploma.

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24951 North Circle Drive
Nichol Hall Room 1511
Loma Linda, CA 92350

Email: sph_academicprograms@llu.edu
Phone: 909-558-4902 909-558-4741

Office Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

APO Team

Donna Gurule, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Dean of Academic Administration

Debbie Paley
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Julie Pifer
Academic Programs Coordinator

Lisa Wilkens
Academic Programs Coordinator