ACHE Conference Recap
Recruitment and Promotions Coordinator
Students and alumni of the graduate program in Health Services Administration enjoyed a trip this spring to Chicago for the annual American College of Health-care Executives Congress.
In addition to a plethora of professional development panels and presentations, one of the hot topics on the mind of many of the 4,000-plus attendees was the new health care legislation—with lots of buzz on both sides of the debate over the landmark bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Xavier had a great turnout for our alumni dinner with more than 100 graduates, faculty, staff and friends in attendance. Many were there in support of board member Barry Cesafsky, who won this year’s Distinguished Alumni Service award. “We represent the preeminent health care graduate program in the country, with over 50 years of being the leading Catholic MHSA program,” Cesafsky remarked.
An ACHE fellow, Cesafsky, has been involved with the program since graduating in 1980. He’s been a donor for scholarships, a speaker for various programs and a member of the MHSA advisory board. During his acceptance speech, Cesfasky closed with a charge to his fellow alumni, “our actions matter and with true leadership we can make difference.”