Dr. Kolby T. Redd, MHA, PhD, FACHE, assistant professor in the College of Health Professions, passed her Board of Governors Fellowship Exam for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) on October 29, 2022.
Dr. Redd now joins the 25 percent of ACHE members in earning this FACHE credential, the gold standard in healthcare management board certifications that signals high competency, commitment and service to the profession. The FACHE credential provides recognition as a leader among leaders in healthcare management, demonstrates competency in all areas of healthcare management and signifies Dr. Redd’s lifelong commitment to change and improvement.
The fellowship exam covers 10 topic areas, ranging from finance and accounting to governance and business ethics to quality improvement and business practice.
“Obtaining the fellowship was important to me professionally due to many mentors I have had throughout my career who all had the fellowship credential and encouraged me to pursue it as well,” said Dr. Redd. “It can set you apart in the industry to show your commitment and expertise to the field. It also enables individuals to progress upwards within the ACHE organization and serve as chapter president, regent and governor. I have been heavily involved with ACHE since I was a graduate student, currently serving on the Board of Directors, serving as the Chair of the Programs and Education Committee, and also serving as one of the Local Programming Chapter Chairs within the state, and have hopes to move into other leadership positions within the organization in the future. This fellowship will allow me to do that. The benefit to students would be that they have a faculty member who is board certified in healthcare management through ACHE. The Healthcare Management Bachelor’s degree program was developed on the foundation of ACHE competencies.”
Anderson University College of Health Professions Dean Dr. Donald Peace recruited Dr. Redd in 2019 to develop a bachelor’s degree program in healthcare management for the School of Allied Health. The new program is aimed at those already working in healthcare who need to obtain a bachelor’s degree in order to progress in their careers. The new program includes both traditional and adult learning students.
“I’m very proud of Kolby in the work that she has completed to earn this prestigious credential,” said Dr. Peace. “Trust me, it’s a tough one to get.”
“AU has been a phenomenal place to work because of the values, beliefs, and culture that are highly engrained throughout the campus,” said Dr. Redd.