Balancing a rich history of tradition with active connections to the contemporary fields of practice and research, the Department of Health Administration at VCU is a unique place to study. The Department offers students the ability to receive a 21st century education while exploring firsthand the influences of the past. It also blends a focus on cutting edge business and leadership skills with a culture of commitment to community service.
“I am thankful for those who invested in me to enable me to be a better leader. I am also grateful for the opportunity to work with the program and with young leaders, to prepare them for the future. I encourage alumni, whether you are 25 or 65, to continue to play it forward and to make it a priority to help others who will succeed you in leadership. Share your insights, your failures and your successes, so that they are better prepared as they seek to advance in their careers.” - Terrie Edwards (MHA '84)
After almost 30 years of clinical work it was exciting to get back into the classroom; what I learned was invaluable and I made great friends with both fellow students and faculty. When asked to join the faculty as an adjunct professor it was a pleasure to accept. It's such a great department; it's an honor to be associated with it and to share a little bit of my knowledge with the next generation of health care administrators. - Bob Weisberger (MSHA '08)
A unique feature of our program is the required one-year administrative residency, prior to graduation. Our program was founded on the belief that the application of knowledge and skills in the practice environment is crucial for launching a career as a healthcare executive.
The 1st annual VCU Department of Health Administration Chili Cook-Off (Hosted by the MHA Class of 2018) will be taking place at the grant house on Wednesday November 16th, and will be raising funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. We thought this would be a great opportunity for everyone to come together in the spirit of thanksgiving, and enjoy some good chili for a great cause.
Marilyn Tavenner (MHA ’89) joined a panel of VCU alumni on Friday, September 23rd at the VCU James Branch Cabell Library to reflect on their careers and to share the ways that their time at VCU influenced their lives and contributed to their success.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Michael Rao, the President of VCU and the VCU Health System, will be a member of our outstanding faculty here in the Department of Health Administration. We cannot thank the VCU Board of Visitors enough for approving his appointment to our Department at their September meeting. Welcome Dr. Rao!