Office of the President - Dr. Barry Ryan
Letter from the President
For over a century, West Coast University has existed in order to help individuals pursue their educational and professional dreams. Now, the University is recognized for its success in doing so for aspiring health care professionals. In fact, West Coast University has become one of the largest educators of RNs in the state of California, is fast becoming a leader in Dental Hygiene, and we plan to become one in graduate nursing and health care management as well. Such things do not happen by accident. Rather, they are the products of an intentional, well-planned and executed mission.
To achieve our goals, we are committed to recruiting the best faculty and the most dedicated support team members, and to providing the most beautiful and well-equipped campuses that exist anywhere. As evidenced by our campuses and professional faculty and staff in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ontario and Dallas, and our alumni serving communities throughout California and beyond, we are accomplishing our mission.
From the moment you walk in the door, our goal is that you will feel at home. At home in a place where you're genuinely welcome. At home in a place that has everything you need to succeed- from labs to computers to simulation centers to libraries to support services. At home in a place where the faculty actually knows your name and stands ready to partner with you in your educational endeavors. At home in a place where a talented and expert team helps you make the transition from student, to graduate, to working professional.
Whether you are looking to start a new professional career, or accelerate your current one, West Coast University is a place where you can do so as part of a community- a community of learning that is committed to excellence.
Welcome to one of the most exciting and fulfilling journeys of your life!
Barry Ryan, JD, PhD
President of West Coast University