3.1 Statement of Ownership
Adventist University of Health Sciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Adventist Health Systems doing business as Florida Hospital, is operated by the University Board of Trustees. The Board is appointed by the Hospital’s Trustees according to the by-laws of Florida Hospital and in compliance with the rules and procedures of the Hospital’s Board.
The University Board of Trustees is solely responsible for the operation of the University in all phases of its programs.
3.2 Accrediting Bodies
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSOC)
Adventist University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Adventist University of Health Sciences.
Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
Inquiries about Adventist University of Health Sciences accreditation should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventists Schools, Colleges, and Universities
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Phone: (301) 680-5068; Fax: (301) 622-9604
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000, Ext. 153; Fax: (404) 975-5020
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3425
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 150
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: (770) 476-1224
Fax: (770) 476-1738
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) is the accrediting agency that protects the interest of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for PA education and evaluating PA educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Educations (CAPTE)
111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 706-3245
Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone 703-706-3245; email@example.com, is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Adventist University of Health Sciences is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. On December 1, 2014, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program (COA)
The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Spring 2019.
222 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Phone: (847) 655-1160
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300; Fax: (312) 704-5304
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
2000 W Danforth Road, Suite 130 #203
Edmond, OK 73003
Phone: (405) 285-0546
3.3 Membership of the University Board of Trustees
The board of Trustees of the University is composed of the following:
Officers (with voting rights)
|Lars Houmann, Chair
||President & CEO Florida Hospital
|Ron Smith, Vice Chair
||President, Southern Union of Seventh-day Adventists
|David E. Greenlaw, Secretary
|Trustees of the Board
||Associate Professor, UCF College of Nursing
|Charles Bradford, Emeritus
||President, Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
|Des Cummings, Jr.
||Executive VP, Florida Hospital
||CEO, Valintry Services
||Senior Executive Officer, Chief Clinical Officer, Florida Hospital
|Malcolm Gordon, Emeritus
||Senior VP Administration, Adventist Health Systems
||VP of Human Resources, Adventist Health Systems
||Retired Educational Administrator
||Senior VP, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Florida Hospital
||Managing Member, Onix Group
||Retired President of Adventist Health Systems
1As of March 2015
3.4 Administration of the University
A copy of the ADU Organizational Chart can be found on the R: Drive.
Chairman of the University Board of Trustees
The Chairman of the University Board of Trustees is elected by the members of the Florida Hospital Board.
President of the University
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and is responsible to the University Board of Trustees for all phases of the University’s operation. The President chairs all business sessions of the President’s Council and is an ex-officio member of all standing and ad hoc committees. In consultation with other University administrators, the President is responsible for recommending an annual budget to the University Board of Trustees and for the approval of all expenditures provided for in that budget. The President also recommends to the Board an annual professional salary schedule for all University Faculty. As CEO, the President leads in the planning and execution of the institution’s strategic vision.
The Provost is responsible to the University President for the supervision and direction of all academic activities at the University. The Provost chairs the Academic Policies Committee and all Graduate Department Chairs report directly to the Provost on all academic matters.
Senior Vice President for Finance
The Senior Vice President is responsible to the University President for the financial operations of the University including, but not limited to, student accounts, financial aid, and University financial records. This individual is responsible to the President for the day-to-day operational needs of the institution. The responsibilities of this position include the physical plant, maintenance, and environmental services. This individual is also responsible for the information technology department, the University bookstore, and the N.E.S.S. Café.
Senior Vice President for Student Services
The Senior Vice President for Student Services is responsible to the President for the overall quality of student life on campus. This individual has administrative responsibility for student discipline, student housing, alumni, security, transportation, and general student services.
Vice President for Marketing & Public Relations
The Vice President for Marketing & Public Relations is responsible to the President for the marketing to and recruitment of new students. In addition, this individual oversees Enrollment Management and Public Relations for the University.
Vice President for Educational Technology
The Vice President for Educational Technology is responsible to the Provost for Academic Affairs for the direction of the online education programs as well as coordinating the educational technology at the University.
Vice President for Academic Administration
The Vice President for Academic Administration is responsible to the Provost for the supervision and direction of all undergraduate educational activities of the University. All undergraduate Department Chairs report to this individual. The Vice President is also responsible for handling student academic issues and appeals, acting as liaison with the Forest Lake Health Academy and overseeing the dual enrollment program. In addition, the Registrar’s Office and the Library report to this individual.
Assistant to the President for Mission
The Assistant to the President for Mission is responsible to the University President to oversee the Institute for Healthcare as Ministry, Convocation, Colloquium and Pulse Week. The Chaplains report to the Assistant to the President.
Chief Operations Officer for Online Education
The Chief Operations Officer for Online Education is responsible to the President to develop and implement short and long-range strategic plans to advance the University’s mission in online learning. The Chief Operations Officer for Online Education is also responsible for advising and collaborating with the Provost and other members of the ADU academic team on development, implementation, and delivery of all online courses and programs.
Chief Compliance Officer
The Chief Compliance Officer is responsible to the President to oversee institutional compliance with Federal and State regulations including Title IX sexual anti-discrimination and Campus SaVE Act anti-violence federal laws. In addition, this individual is responsible for the management of the Human Resources Department, and therefore serves as the liaison between ADU and Florida Hospital Human Resources Department.