SILVER SPRING, Md. (PRWEB) November 11, 2020
The American College Health Association (ACHA) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Michael (Mike) Huey, MD, a Fellow of ACHA and its 2017-18 president, as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective November 17. Dr. Huey’s appointment follows the resignation of Devin Jopp, EdD, ACHA’s CEO since October 2016. The Board has begun a search process and Dr. Huey will serve as Interim CEO until the Board has identified a replacement.
“Dr. Huey is a veteran in the college health and well-being field and has a deep understanding of ACHA from his time on the Board of Directors and through his leadership and membership of nearly three decades. Additionally, his clinical expertise and his participation in ACHA’s COVID-19 Task Force will help our association to continue its work to support colleges and universities during the ongoing pandemic,” said Kim Webb, President of ACHA’s Board of Directors and Director of the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center at Washington University St. Louis. “We are confident that Mike will persist in moving ACHA, its foundation, and the field of college health forward while we search for the association’s next leader.”
Dr. Huey added, "For four years, Dr. Devin Jopp has provided transformative leadership to ACHA and the field of college health and well-being. I sincerely thank him on behalf of our organization and our profession. As Interim CEO, I am committed to maintaining ACHA's high-quality services and programs and to diversifying the association's leadership ranks. We are facing a crucial time for our nation and for public health associations like ACHA, and I believe we are in a unique position to make a significant impact on the health and well-being of our campus communities. I look forward to working with our talented staff and members to accomplish our goals.”
In addition to his term as president of the association, Dr. Huey has served in numerous other leadership roles, most recently as a member of the American College Health Foundation’s Board of Directors. Dr. Huey retired in 2018 as the Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Emory University Student Health Services, where he served for nearly 17 years. In 2015-16, Dr. Huey was an Ebola Clinical Consultant with CDC and deployed with the CDC Sierra Leone Ebola response as an infection prevention specialist in Summer 2015. He remains active as an ACHA College Health and Wellness Consultant and as an AAAHC surveyor, where he has served since 2005 and has completed over 40 college health surveys. He is the recipient of the 2019 ACHA Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2013 Emory Division of Campus Life Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2012 and 2018 Emory LGBT Ally of the Year Award; the 2010 Emory Division of Campus Life Ethical Leadership Award; the Georgia Athletic Trainers Association 2008 Georgia Team Physician of the Year Award; and the 1981 American Academy of Family Physicians Award for Graduate Education in Family Medicine.
The American College Health Association serves as the principal leadership organization for advancing the health and well-being of our nation’s 20 million college students and their campus communities through advocacy, education, and research. Learn more at http://www.acha.org.