Stuart A. Wesbury, Jr.
A program to complement graduate studies in healthcare or association management
Since its founding in 1933, the American College of Healthcare Executives
has worked toward its goal of improving the health status
of society by advancing healthcare leadership and management
excellence. Today, ACHE is the premier professional society
for healthcare executives, with a continually growing membership
base now numbering 40,000 individuals. ACHE is dedicated to
helping healthcare executives realize their career potential
through professional development programs and services; a
prestigious credentialing program; unparalleled educational
offerings; award-winning books and journals on healthcare
management; groundbreaking research; and public policy initiatives.
The Stuart A. Wesbury, Jr. Postgraduate
Fellowship was established
in 1991 to further postgraduate education
in healthcare and professional society
management. The fellowship was named
in honor of Stuart A. Wesbury, Jr., PhD,
LFACHE, ACHE president from 1979 to 1991.
ACHEs fellowship program has four primary purposes:
To provide in-depth exposure to a broad range of association management
issues and one-on-one interaction with senior-level executives.
To allow the fellow to assume responsibility for selected administrative tasks.
To develop the fellows decision-making and problem-solving
skills as they relate to complex organizational activities.
To provide the fellow with an opportunity to explore particular
issues of importance to ACHE and its affiliates.
The one-year fellowship program will provide an opportunity for
the fellow to work in all major ACHE divisions, including
Communications and Marketing, Executive
Office, Finance and Administration, Health Administration Press, Management
Information Systems, Member Services, Professional Development, Regional Services.
The fellowship programs content will be developed around
the fellows special interests and in response
to organizational needs. Attendance at ACHE seminars and conferences
and key association meetings is part of the fellowship. ACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas C. Dolan, PhD,
FACHE, CAE, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, will serve as co-preceptors
for the fellowship program.
You are eligible to apply for ACHEs fellowship if you meet the following criteria:
have earned, within one year of the beginning of the fellowship, a graduate degree
in healthcare or association management from a college or
university that is accredited by the regional accrediting
association in the United States approved by the U.S. Department
of Education or that holds membership in the Association
of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
How to Apply
The Stuart A. Wesbury, Jr. Postgraduate Fellowship is offered annually.
Applications must include:
A short statement of interest (maximum 500 words)
A current curriculum vitae
undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Letters of recommendation from the applicants university program
director as well as two professional colleagues
Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2012, and
must be postmarked no later than December 1, 2012. Finalists
will be invited to ACHE for personal interviews.
The fellowship program will begin in May/June 2013;
however, the start date is negotiable.
The fellow will receive a salary of $51,418,
with an excellent benefits package. A
moving allowance will be provided.
The appointment will be announced no later than January 25, 2013.
All questions and applications should be directed to:
American College of Healthcare Executives
1 N. Franklin St., Ste. 1700
Chicago, IL 60606-3529
a list of Stuart A. Wesbury, Jr. Postgraduate Fellows