ABOUT ARIZONA SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) is an innovative, comprehensive school dedicated to educating and graduating health professionals committed to providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare to communities where the need is greatest.
ATSU-ASHS offers residential programs in:
- Athletic Training (MS)
- Audiology (AuD)
- Occupational Therapy (MS)
- Occupational Therapy Entry-level (DOT)
- Physical Therapy (DPT)
- Physician Assistant Studies (MS)
Online programs are offered in:
- Athletic Training (DAT)
- Audiology (AuD)
- Physician assistant studies (MS)
- Physical Therapy (DPT)
- Physical Therapy (non-degree)
- Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc)
Residency programs in neurologic physical therapy and orthopedic physical therapy are available, and graduate certificates are also offered, including a Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Rehabilitation and the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Decision-Making in Athletic Training.
These master’s and doctoral degree programs are taught by an elite faculty and include a curriculum that integrates healthcare education with state-of-the-art methods and hands-on experience.
Online students not only have the flexibility they need to accommodate busy work and family schedules, but also opportunities to gain real-world clinical experience in their hometowns or other areas of the country.
Since founding osteopathic medicine in 1892, A.T. Still University has led the way in educating compassionate healthcare professionals and advancing whole person healthcare. The Arizona School of Health Sciences is committed to preparing its students to practice at the forefront of a dynamic healthcare system and offer innovative solutions to the nation’s healthcare challenges.
Administration and Faculty +
ATSU-ASHS integrates technology with classroom and practical education. ASHS features wireless internet, allowing students to access educational materials or communicate with faculty, administration, and staff via email. Because the school is a member of the Arizona Health Information Network (AZHIN) and other research orientated databases, students are able to explore library resources from one convenient location. By learning to retrieve information and take advantage of various software programs, students are able to provide healthcare that meets the demands of the 21st Century.
This philosophy complements the personal attention and expertise provided by faculty. To ensure each student has a thorough understanding of required material, faculty use a variety of teaching techniques, incorporating technology and hands-on experience. Whether it is through office visits, additional reference materials, tutoring programs, or review sessions, students have diverse support systems to make the most of their education.
Many full-time faculty at ASHS are actively practicing in their respective fields and/or participating in state and national associations. Each faculty member is committed to teaching students the most current techniques and principles.
Ann Lee Burch, PT, MPH, EdD
Dean, Arizona School of Health Sciences
Dr. Ann Lee Burch is the dean of A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS). Dr. Burch received her doctor of education from Columbia University, Teachers College in 2005. She received her masters of public health from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health in 2002 and her masters of physical therapy from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1989. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the Research Group on Health Disparities at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her BA is in psychology from the University of Rochester.
Prior to her appointment as dean, Dr. Burch served as vice dean for ATSU-ASHS. She served as the chair of the Physical Therapy Department from 2008-January 2012. Prior to ATSU, Dr. Burch was the director of physical therapy at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has held administrative and/or faculty positions at the International Center for the Disabled in NY, NY, Mercy College in NY, and Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Burch’s area of scholarly interest and application of that interest is in knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy of health care providers and healthcare professional students towards underrepresented patient/client groups.
Dr. Burch is the author of a Guide to Physical Therapy (Vault Publishers) which was written to increase information access about physical therapy to both high school graduates and re-entry adults. She was a co-investigator on an NIH grant at the University of Puerto Rico exploring the feasibility of an exercise program for breast cancer survivors living in San Juan. Dr. Burch has lived in Symi, Greece, Taipei, Taiwan, Ahmdebad, India and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is committed to research, teaching and service that further the understanding of the impact of socioeconomic and cultural variables on health.
She was a member of the class of 2014 cohort of Women in Educational Leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 2017 she was the co-PI on a Centers for Disease Control, Association for Prevention and Teaching grant exploring a population health case study format for teaching and communicating the impact of social determinants of health on health disparities. She was recently appointed a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.
Marlene Salas-Provance, PhD, MHA, CCC-SLP
Vice Dean, Arizona School of Health Sciences
Dr. Salas-Provance, is professor and vice dean of A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS). Dr. Salas-Provance received her doctorate in speech science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She received her masters of health administration from the University of Missouri School of Medicine-Columbia. She holds both a bachelors and masters in Speech Pathology from New Mexico State University.
Prior to her appointment as vice dean, Dr. Salas-Provance served as associate dean of academic and student affairs for the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. She served as assistant dean and chair in the College of Education, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico and department chair in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Montevallo (AL). She held faculty positions at Fontbonne College and St. Louis University, in St. Louis, MO.
She has made extensive professional contributions to the American, Speech, Language & Hearing Association (ASHA), serving on the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council, member of the Financial Planning Board, and the Multicultural Issues Board. She served as coordinator of ASHA’s Special Interest Group (SIG) 14, Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populations and was a founding member and coordinator of SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is an ASHA Fellow and received ASHA’s highest awards for “Special Recognition in Multicultural Affairs” and “Outstanding Contributions in International Achievement.”
Dr.Salas-Provance has served as a clinical educator throughout her academic career, especially related to children with cleft lip and palate. She is a member of an international medical team with Rotaplast International and has traveled worldwide for over 15 years to provide clinical services to children with cleft palate. She implemented a program for graduate students in speech pathology to provide clinical services in Spanish to children with cleft palate in Lima, Peru. In addition to Lima, Peru she has provided clinical services in China, Bangladesh, Philippines, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Venezuela.
Dr. Salas-Provance is coauthor of the textbook Culturally Responsive Practices in Speech-Language and Hearing Science (Plural Publishing, 2019) which meets the needs for training students in healthcare professions regarding practice with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Her research is focused on attitudes towards disability by diverse populations and addressing the use of language interpreters during healthcare and educational encounters.
Over the past ten years she has lectured extensively to international audiences, both in English and Spanish, including as invited speaker for the Congreso Internacional en Trastornos de la Comunicacion at Escuela de Fonoaudiologia (Speech Language Pathology / Audiology) de la Universidad de Talca, Chile and for the Department of Otolaryngology, Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza, Lima, Peru, Endoscopic Evaluation of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction. She was invited keynote speaker for the First International Congress in Speech-Language Pathology and Orthodontics in the area of cleft lip and palate in Lima, Peru.
Dr. Salas-Provance was selected for the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Leadership Program and attended the National Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington DC (2017) for advancing female executives in higher education.
Linda Brozewicz, MS
Mellissa Eisenmann Conrad
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Clinical Affairs Officer
Kristen Harris, MBA
A.T. Still University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle Street; Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 800.621.7440 | Fax: 312.263.7462
Degree-granting authority for the Arizona School of Health Sciences has been given by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1400 West Washington Rd., Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Phone 602.542.5709.
Admissions and Requirements +
Admissions staff is here to guide you through the process of applying to ATSU-ASHS - a cutting edge professional school offering residential and distance education programs in audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and athletic training. ATSU-ASHS emphasizes a team approach to healthcare, as well as integrating technology with classroom and practical education. Graduates appreciate the school’s track record of 100 percent job placement and have become healthcare professionals and leaders throughout the United States and abroad. Join us today!
Each ATSU-ASHS degree program has its own specific admission requirements. Please select your program of interest below to learn more:
- Athletic Training
- Occupational Therapy Entry-level Master’s
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy Entry-level
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Advanced Physician Assistant
- Doctor of Athletic Training
- Doctor of Medical Science
- Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology
- Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Program Online Non-Degree
- Post-Professional Physical Therapy
The below guidelines will be followed when reviewing international students for admission to ATSU-ASHS.
- All programs may accept international students. Prior to application, international applicants should review the program information in this catalog for program-specific requirements and contact Admissions for current information on the application process.
- International students must have permanent residency status (green card) to be eligible to receive any type of financial assistance through federal student loan programs.
- Applicants who have graduated from a non-US college or university must submit acceptable evidence of U.S. degree and/or course equivalency. Applicants must have foreign transcripts evaluated by an evaluation service specializing in foreign transcript evaluation. The evaluation must state that the transcript(s) reflect an equivalency of a U.S. degree.
- English is your first language
- Graduated from a regionally accredited four year university or college in the United States (minimum B.A. or B.S.)
- You are demonstrating your English proficiency by submitting acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Internet based total score = 80
- Acceptable IELTS scores are an overall band score of 6.5
- Applicants who have graduated from a foreign college or university must submit acceptable evidence of U.S. degree/course equivalency. All course work taken at the foreign institution must be evaluated for American institution equivalence by one of the following services:
- Credit for advanced standing will not be given for any work completed in foreign graduate or medical schools. All students must apply for first year status.
- Additional program requirements include:
- Post Professional of Doctor of Physical Therapy: international applicants must possess a valid U.S. license as a physical therapist to apply to the Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
- Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology: international applicants are eligible to apply but must show proof of certification or a license to practice audiology that is equivalent to licensure in the United States.
- Physician Assistant Program: starting with the Class of 2017, no degree equivalency or pre-requisite coursework equivalency will be accepted.
Written and spoken proficiency in the English language may be demonstrated by one of the following options:
Acceptable TOEFL minimum scores for ASHS applications are:
For more information on the IELTS, please visit https://www.ielts.org
*Please note. TOEFL subscore minimums may be required by some programs. Please refer to the individual program website or catalog page to determine if subscores are required.
The TOEFL is administered by TOEFL/TSE Services, PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ, 08541-6151, USA (609) 771-7100. Information is available on the Internet at www.toefl.org. A.T Still University’s institutional code is 0339.
Please be sure to include this information when you submit your application packet.
Educational Testing Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
World Education Services Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
Graduation, Residential +
The 2020 ATSU-ASHS Residential commencement ceremony was held virtually on Friday, June 5, 2020.
Due to the concerns regarding COVID-19, and to ensure the health and safety of our students and the community, the in-person ceremony was celebrated virtually. This allowed everyone to safely enjoy and share the wonderful accomplishments of ATSU graduates.
To view more ATSU virtual commencement ceremonies, click here.
Graduation, Distance +
The 2020 ATSU-ASHS Distance commencement ceremony was held virtually on Friday, August 7, 2020.
To view more ATSU virtual commencement ceremonies, click here.
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No matter where you are, Alumni Relations is here to keep you connected with the School. It is the goal of Alumni Relations to inform and involve you with the School and alumni activities.
We encourage you to send to us your comments and/or suggestions about the information contained in these pages. The site is continually being updated, so please come back and visit often to stay informed about events, programs, and other information.
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Arizona School of Health Sciences Alumni Chapter
2016-2017 Board Members
Cynthia Wheeler, MS, OTR/L, ‘98
Elena Stone, MS, OTR/L, ‘17
Charlie Stone, AuD, ‘01
Eden Prairie, MN
Emily Nairn, AuD, ‘12
Ann Arbor, MI
Michael Tucker, MS, PA-C, ‘99
Vanessa Mitchell, MS, PA-C, ‘16
Tim Nicolello, MS, ATC, ‘11
Sarah Piebes, MS, ATC, ‘08
Robin Galley, PT, DPT, ’12, OCS
Sean Flannagan, PT, DPT, ’01, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN
ATSU Center for Occupational and Physical Therapy +
The ATSU Center for Occupational and Physical Therapy offers pro-bono occupational and physical therapy treatments by student doctors under the supervision of ATSU faculty and staff. Appointments are now available.
Learn more about the center and how to schedule an appointment.
AFA Balance & Hearing Institute +
The AFA Balance & Hearing Institute is a private practice model audiology clinic developed as part of A.T. Still University - Arizona School of Health Sciences. The AFA Institute offers a full range of hearing and balance care for patients of all ages. Our providers are audiology faculty and student doctors of audiology. All student doctors are supervised by licensed audiologists so you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality care using the latest technologies and in a friendly and compassionate environment.
ATSU-ASHS takes pride in its family atmosphere where small class sizes foster one-on-one relationships between faculty and students. Faculty and staff take a personal approach by focusing on the individual needs of each student and his or her family. The school strives to provide a friendly, state-of-the-art learning environment for students, a supportive, guiding hand for alumni, and compassionate outreach to the community.
Located in Mesa, Arizona, ATSU-ASHS’ residential students find a vibrant and dynamic urban lifestyle as part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Also known as the Valley of the Sun—which enjoys more than 300 days of sun each year, the area offers major league football, baseball, hockey, and basketball, two national parks, 25 state parks, and 100 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The symphony, opera, art festivals, museums, and restaurants provide a diverse night life.
Department of Athletic Training +
The most advanced, evidenced-based strategies available provide students with the knowledge that enhances care, optimizes outcomes and improves overall health. Students develop an integrated understanding of clinical experience, patient values and best available evidence for superior decision making. Students also learn to employ clinician-based and patient-based clinical outcome measures to clearly determine the effectiveness of athletic training services. Learning experiences enhance the student’s professional growth as athletic training clinicians, educators, researchers, and administrators. Educators are prepared with the advanced graduate training they’ll need to effectively teach their own students to succeed as athletic trainers.
- Master of Science in Athletic Training (residential)
- Doctor of Athletic Training (online)
- Graduate Certificate in Clinical Decision-Making in Athletic Training
- Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedics
- Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation
- Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Education
- Graduate Certificate in Sport Neurology and Concussion
Department of Audiology +
ATSU-ASHS’ audiology programs prepare professionals to become skilled in a wide variety of diagnostic, rehabilitative, and related areas of the profession and practice of audiology. The audiology curriculums incorporate basic science education with clinical education through a combination of on-campus classes, clinical rotations, and computer-based education. Graduates will be prepared to handle the extensive scope of audiologic care, including the diagnosis and management of auditory and/or vestibular system deficits for all ages, tinnitus management, hearing conservation, and neuro-audiologic examination, as well as the management and business aspects of audiology.
- Doctor of Audiology (residential)
- Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology (online)
- Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Online Non-Degree
Department of Occupational Therapy +
ATSU-ASHS’ master’s and doctoral programs in occupational therapy prepare highly competent, entry-level occupational therapy practitioners who are committed to holistic, client-centered, and science-informed practice. These practitioners value health equity, diversity, team-based healthcare, and community-based practice designed to enhance the life participation and social inclusion of individuals, families, groups, and vulnerable populations across the lifespan. The curriculum is designed to engage students in occupation-based practice to support health and well-being for individuals and diverse populations. Faculty and students work collaboratively on endeavors that include community service and dissemination of scholarly projects.
The doctoral degree differs from the master’s by building upon entry-level practice competencies through advanced training in social determinants of health, innovative occupation-based program development, practice-based evidence, leadership, and advocacy to improve systems and policy that promote health and occupational equity for individuals, community, and population.
- Occupational Therapy Entry-level Master’s (residential)
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy Entry-Level (residential)
Department of Physician Assistant Studies +
Because of their close working relationship with physicians, physician assistants are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. Students in ATSU-ASHS’ intensive master’s in physician assistant studies programs develop proficiencies in many areas: taking medical histories and performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting lab tests, prescribing medications, assisting in surgery and counseling patients. Faculty and staff work closely with students, helping them develop professional attributes and clinical problem-solving skills necessary for efficient and optimal patient care. Upon graduation, physician assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
- Doctor of Medical Science Program (online)
- Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program (residential)
- Advanced Physician Assistant Post Professional Program (online) (no longer accepting applications)
Department of Physical Therapy +
ATSU-ASHS’ doctorate, post-professional, and specialized residency physical therapy programs educate highly competent and professional physical therapists who work to restore movement and function through direct treatment, education, consultation, and management of rehabilitation resources. Graduates are dedicated to clinical excellence, leadership, and whole person health care to help patients achieve optimal health. A rigorous learner-centered curriculum emphasizes a hands-on approach to patient/client management and incorporates critical inquiry, cultural competence, service-learning, and inter-professional collaboration. Graduates will achieve competency in the diagnosis of, intervention for, and prevention of impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to movement, function, and health.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (residential)
- Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (online)
- Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Program (online)
- Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency Program (online)
ATSU-ASHS’ goal on diversity is to foster an atmosphere of awareness and acceptance that embraces diverse backgrounds, philosophies, and lifestyles, including under-represented groups. Diversity encompasses race, ethnicity, gender, marital status, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, disability (physical, cognitive, psycho-social), religious affiliation or socio-economic status (income, parent’s education level or occupation). ASHS will create and support a campus community that educates healthcare professionals who value and appreciate the importance of and have a unique perspective and outlook on diversity. We will seek to improve the quality of life of our faculty, staff, and students by developing and implementing policies and programs that support the ASHS philosophy on diversity. We hope to help our students learn about the different cultures in society, understand that diversity, and actively seek to work with clients from varied cultures and backgrounds. We believe that this diversity-rich experience at ASHS will add value to our campus community.
Online Programs +
ATSU-ASHS online students not only have the flexibility they need to accommodate busy work and family schedules, but also opportunities to gain real-world clinical experience in their hometowns or other areas of the country. They also participate in the ASHS Lifetime Learning Program.
ATSU-ASHS online programs include master’s and doctoral level post-professional degrees, as well as residency, certificate and continuing education offerings. Health sciences disciplines include athletic training, audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant.
Online certificate programs
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Decision-Making in Athletic Training
Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedics
Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation
Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Education
Graduate Certificate in Sport Neurology and Concussion
Residential Programs +
ATSU-ASHS offers a variety of accredited residential master’s and doctoral programs which combine comprehensive didactic education with practical experience to develop interpersonal skills, knowledge, and practical application.
ATSU-ASHS residential programs include master’s and doctoral degrees in the disciplines of athletic training, audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant. Continuing education courses in these health sciences disciplines are also available to improve professional knowledge and skills.
Student Affairs +
ATSU’s mission to carry on its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare is profoundly complemented by ATSU-ASHS as it prepares highly competent professionals through innovative academic programs, scholarship, and interprofessional education with a fervent commitment to diversity, community health and underserved populations.
ATSU-ASHS supports its students with a focus on compassion, integrity, innovation, and collaboration. We invite you to explore our comprehensive information available here and contact our staff and faculty for additional details regarding prerequisites, requirements, curriculum, applications, tuition and fees or financial services.
Alumni Training Sites +
ATSU alumni who are interested in becoming a rotation or internship site for one of the ASHS academic programs can contact the following individuals:
Program Contact Name Contact Number Athletic Training Bart Anderson 480.219.6055 Audiology Local students:
Tricia Dabrowski, AuD
480.219.6024 Audiology Out-of-state students:
Les Schmeltz, AuD
480.219.6121 Occupational Therapy 480.245.6260 Physician Assistant Kim DeVore, PA-C 480.219.6142 Physical Therapy Tawna Wilkinson, DPT 480.219.6163
University Writing Center +
ATSU’s University Writing Center (UWC) is a resource available to both students and faculty. The UWC has online resources covering both AMA & APA formatting, citations, references, tools for organizing a paper, and tips for writing introductions, thesis statements, conclusions, paragraphs, and more.
Students are encouraged to visit the UWC website to get answers to routine AMA/APA questions and basic writing help. Faculty are also encouraged to use the website to help them as they provide feedback to students.
Alumni Chapter Bylaws +
The mission of the Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS) Alumni Chapter is to support ASHS and ATSU and to encourage beneficial relationships with ASHS, ATSU, and its alumni.
The ASHS Alumni Chapter will provide opportunities for networking and collaboration between the various college alumni chapters and develop cross-campus and interdisciplinary programs or events to support ATSU including:
- Financial Support – To help raise funds for ASHS.
- Recruitment Support – To assist ATSU Admissions Office in the recruitment and mentoring of prospective students. This would include participation in the Alumni Ambassador Program.
- Activity Support – To provide support for ATSU sponsored regional events, national and state meetings, ATSU campus events, and alumni reunions.
- Volunteer Efforts – Participate with ATSU annual campaigns, volunteer work, and provide contacts/resources for cultivation of donors and friends for ATSU.
The ASHS Alumni Chapter will serve as the voice of alumni as it reports on activities and initiatives of each alumni chapter to the ATSU Alumni Association.
Article I. Name
The name of this organization is Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS) Alumni Chapter, herein referred to as the “ASHS Alumni Chapter”.
Article II. Board Membership
Membership in this Chapter shall consist of all graduates of ASHS and other persons who meet the requirements as prescribed by the Bylaws of the ATSU Alumni Association and the ASHS Alumni Chapter. Each graduate will be awarded membership in the ATSU Alumni Association and the ASHS Alumni Chapter.
Honorary Membership in the Alumni Chapter may be conferred by specific action of the Chapter Board of Directors upon persons who have rendered meritorious service to ASHS, the Alumni Chapter, and/or health sciences. An honorary member shall not hold elective office or be a voting member of the Alumni Chapter.
Article III. Expenditures
On site meeting expenditures will be coordinated by the ATSU Alumni Affairs Office. It is the responsibility of the ASHS Alumni Chapter Board Members to pay for expenses, including travel, overnight accommodations, and meals. These expenses can be credited to the member’s gift income record at the University. This gift is in addition to any pledge of support the member might have with ATSU.
Article IV. Alumni Chapter Board of Directors and Members and Their Duties
The Board of Directors of the Alumni Chapter shall consist of 2 representatives from each program within the college (PA, PT, AUD, AT, OT), for a total of 10 representatives. The term of membership shall be for two years, with no more than two terms consecutively. The terms begin on at the first meeting in the fall and expire at the Spring meeting of the second year. Vacancies in elective offices shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by appointment by the chair, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
Officers will consist of the Chair and Vice Chair. Officers shall be elected to a one year term. At the end of their term, officers may extend their term another year at the request of the ASHS Alumni Chapter. Election of officers will take place at the fall meeting and officers will start their term at the end of that meeting. The elections will take place via email, regular mail or cast ballot and coordinated by the ATSU Alumni Affairs Office.
The Chair’s term begins at the end of the Fall meeting and ends the following year at the end of the Fall meeting. The Chair will preside at the Chapter Board meetings and shall be an ex officio member of any Chapter Board committees. The Chair shall be responsible for a clear and full statement of the business to be conducted at any regular or special meeting of the Chapter Board and shall perform the usual duties of a presiding officer, including the appointment of committees, in keeping with these Bylaws and parliamentary procedure. The Chair will also be a member of the ATSU Alumni Association Board. In the absence of the Chair, the Chair will appoint a chapter board member to represent him/her.
The Chair will appoint Committee Chairs to the Financial Support, Recruitment Support, Activity Support, and Volunteer Efforts Committees.
In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall preside at meetings of the Chapter Board. In the event the Chair is unable, for any reason, to complete the term of office, the Vice Chair will assume the duties of Chair until a Chair has been duly elected. The Vice Chair succeeds the Chair the following term.
Article V. Voting
Voting will be done by email, standard ballot or voice.
A majority vote of the Alumni Chapter Board members present is needed to pass all motions. The Chair votes only in the case of a tie.
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the ASHS Alumni Chapter Board in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the by-laws of the ATSU Alumni Association and any other special rules of order the ATSU Alumni Association may adopt.
Article VI. Resignation, Replacement, and Removal of Board Members and Members
In the event that an ASHS Alumni Chapter Board Member is unable to uphold his/her duties for academic, professional or personal reasons, that person shall submit a formal written resignation to the Chair of the Alumni Chapter prior to resigning.
Members of the ASHS Alumni Chapter are asked to participate at least 3/4 of the meetings held during a two-year term of membership. Participation is defined as; attending a meeting, and/or discussing the past meeting minutes and agenda with the board member from the same program before the next meeting. One board member from each program must be in attendance. It is recommended that members not miss both the spring and fall meetings during the calendar year.
In the event of a vacancy in the office of the Chair, the Vice-Chair shall assume the role of the Chair. In the event of vacancy in any other position, a new Board Member nomination and election shall occur at the next meeting of the board.
If any Board Member misses two consecutive meetings without advance consent from the Chair of the Alumni Chapter, that Board Member will be replaced and their respective alumni chapter shall appoint a new representative.
Article VII. Meetings
Each year, two meetings of the ASHS Alumni Chapter Board shall occur at a location determined by the University. The ATSU Alumni Affairs Office will provide administrative support at all meetings.
Article VIII. Amendments
Amendments to the bylaws shall be coordinated by the Chair of the Alumni Chapter and follow the procedure:
The Alumni Chapter Board member presenting the proposed amendment shall contact the Chair of the Alumni Chapter Board or the ATSU Alumni Affairs Office so that the proposed amendment can be added to the agenda for the next meeting. The Alumni Chapter Board will receive written notice of the proposed amendment with the meeting agenda at least seven days prior to the Annual Meeting.
The Alumni Chapter Board member presenting the proposed amendment shall attend the next Alumni Chapter meeting and propose the amendment both orally and in writing. The proposed amendment shall be sent to the ATSU President for approval. If approved by the President of ATSU, the proposed amendment shall be voted on during the Annual Meeting at which it is presented.
Article IX. Committees
The Alumni Affairs Office in consultation with the Chair of the Alumni Chapter, will appoint committee chairs to include the: Financial Support Committee, Recruitment Support Committee, Activity Support Committee, and the Volunteer Efforts. Committee Chairs are appointed on an annual basis during the spring with terms beginning at the end of the spring meeting.
Please contact Alumni Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Alumni Travel Accommodations +
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Distance from ATSU: 11.1 mi
Contact: Kate Grimshaw,
Business Travel Sales Manager
800.528.1356, ext. 631, 480.831.7000 fax
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