Sarah Van Orman awarded Presidential Medallion for advancing USC’s values in the field of student health

Dr. Sarah Van Orman
Dr. Sarah Van Orman. USC Photo/Steve Cohn

After working in university health care for most of her professional career, Sarah Van Orman was well prepared for her role when she arrived at USC in 2017. Even so, the COVID-19 pandemic would put her and her department to the test.

With calm and perseverance, Van Orman has led USC Student Health throughout these difficulties, earning her a Presidential Medallion.

“To say that Student Health at USC has had a challenging five years is an understatement,” Van Orman said, “I am extremely proud of the staff at Student Health and their ability to be resilient through the unprecedented demands related to mental health and navigating a pandemic.”

“I am extremely proud of the staff at Student Health, their ability to be resilient, grow, and continue to enhance the care that we’re providing,” she said.

Adaptability and a commitment to helping the USC community have driven the success of health services during these unprecedented times, Van Orman said, and those qualities continue to be important.

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