MHA News Fall 2016

									Mona Rath |
																			September 6, 2016
					

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Jean Abraham, MHA program director
Jean Abraham, MHA program director

Welcome to the fall edition of MHA news!

For many Minnesotans, summer is the season for planting gardens, biking and hiking, spending weekends at the cabin, and attending the State Fair.  For MHA program faculty and staff, summer is also the season for making plans and preparing for the upcoming academic year.

In early August, MHA program faculty and staff, Alumni Association Board Chair Mary Ellen Wells, and new Health Policy and Management Division Head, Tim Beebe, participated in a full-day retreat to discuss the curriculum for the full-time program as well as our executive MHA and global healthcare management opportunities. This summer I also had the chance to work with the MHA Alumni Association staff on upcoming events, including the Hamilton Symposium to be held on September 20, 2016 on campus.

Our executive MHA students were also on campus in mid-August.  Special thanks to Tom Gilliam, Stephanie Hagel, Janet Duff, and Teresa Perez for all of their hard work during that week.  It was wonderful to have the chance to interact with our EMHA students both inside and outside the classroom.

This summer I enjoyed the opportunity to chat with each of our full-time students who are completing their summer residencies and gearing up for the administrative fellowship or job market this fall.  I am grateful to our MHA staff who have worked so hard to organize an employment fair scheduled for the first week of the semester and expected to have more than 30 organizations in attendance.

Last week, I also had the privilege of welcoming 38 new full-time MHA students to campus.  I know the faculty and staff as well as the second-year MHA students are excited to get to know them better as they start their graduate education.

Finally, as part of my vision to be the very best MHA program in the country, we need to be able to recruit the very strongest students from across the U.S. to the University of Minnesota.  In order to more effectively tell the Minnesota MHA “story” to prospective students, we decided to shoot a short video that features our students, faculty, and alumni.  I encourage you to watch the four-minute video and share it with anyone who might be interested.  I also want to extend a special thanks to Mona Rath who crafted the “story” and worked closely with the videographer to capture the program’s strengths so well.

To our students and faculty, may you have a great start to the new academic year!

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