Effective July 1, Frederick “Rick” Browne, PhD, has been added to the faculty in Xavier University’s Health Services Administration program, where he will serve as director of the newly-developed undergraduate programs in Health Services Management, which started in fall 2011.
“Xavier’s strong healthcare focus, highly ranked Master’s in Health Services Administration Program, and Jesuit tradition set this program up for national success,” says Browne. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the program into prominence.”
Browne has been director of Xavier’s Career Services Center since 2010, responsible for all aspects of Xavier’s centralized career services office, designing and assessing student career development services, encouraging employers to recruit Xavier students, and expanding on-campus recruiting. Before that, Browne was at Miami University for eight years as coordinator and then assistant director of its Student Counseling Service and assistant director of Career Services.
“Rick brings so many attributes that will make our undergraduate program successful,” says Dr. Nancy Linenkugel, chair and director of Xavier’s Health Services Administration program. “His vast understanding of the undergraduate world, his accomplishments as a program builder, his healthcare experience, his commitment to our ‘scholar-practitioner’ model, his love of teaching and research, and his eagerness to build our undergraduate program, will carry us forward to match the national reputation of our graduate program.”
Browne earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology and an MS in Counseling and Counselor Education, both from Indiana University, and a BA in Psychology from DePauw University. A licensed psychologist in Ohio, he has been on faculty at Indiana University, Northern Kentucky University’s Psychology Department, and Miami University’s Department of Educational Leadership.
He has experience as a practitioner at the Hamilton Center, a community mental health and inpatient hospital, at Indiana University in counseling and psychological services, counseling at Indiana Women’s Prison, in corporate health services at Eli Lilly & Co, and in the University of Cincinnati’s Psychological Services Center. He has authored a number of publications and presented at conferences.
Xavier’s new undergraduate programs in health services are multidisciplinary majors that prepare students for entry-level professional positions in a variety of health care areas, such as information systems, finance, marketing and planning. The Bachelor of Science in Health Services has two concentrations - in long-term care or information systems - and a minor in business. The programs meet the requirements for Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) certification. Many of the fastest-growing health care jobs are concentrated in the health services field, representing 19 percent of all health care job growth from 2004 - 2014. For more information on the program, please contact Rick Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org.