IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar has announced the appointment of Rafael Bahamonde as founding dean of the School of Health & Human Sciences. Bahamonde will begin on July 1, pending approval by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. He has served as interim dean of the school since it was officially established in July 2018 as a result of the merger of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management. Bahamonde previously served as interim dean of PETM. He has served on the IUPUI faculty since 1996 and has held other administrative positions, including associate dean and chair of the department of Kinesiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. Bahamonde holds a doctorate in human performance in sport biomechanics from IU Bloomington.