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CHICAGO, February 28, 2004—Kenneth R. White, Ph.D., R.N., FACHE, associate professor and director, Graduate Program in Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives.

White took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting during ACHE's 47th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. He will serve a three-year term representing ACHE affiliates on ACHE's Board of Governors, the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services.

After joining the Virginia Commonwealth University faculty in 1993, White served in positions of increasing responsibility, including instructor and assistant director, Professional Graduate Programs in Health Administration; director, Executive Fellowship in Health Systems; and associate professor of Nursing, Department of Integrative Systems. He assumed his current position as associate professor and director, Graduate Program in Health Administration, in 2001.

From 1989 to 1993, White served as senior administrative consultant for Mercy International Health Services in Farmington Hills, MI. From 1987 to 1989, he was vice president of Oklahoma City-based Mercy Health Center, where he also held administrative positions between 1980 and 1986. White was vice president of Operations at Harris Methodist Hospital in Bedford, TX, from 1986 to 1987.

Prior to being elected an ACHE Governor, White was the ACHE Regent-at-Large for District 3 from 2002 to 2004. He chairs the Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership Selection Committee and has served on the boards of directors of Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. White is also the author or co-author of more than 40 articles and 3 books, including The Well-Managed Healthcare Organization, Fifth Edition, from ACHE's Health Administration Press.

Board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, as well as a registered nurse, White received his doctor of philosophy degree in health services organization and research and his master's degree in nursing administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. He received his master's degree in public health with a concentration in health administration from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City. White earned his bachelor's degree in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University and his bachelor's degree in biology from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK.

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