A successful career in healthcare requires a special type of person—one with dedication, compassion and perseverance to endure long hours, difficult decisions and challenging situations. But the rewards are also great. The field is growing, professionals are in demand and there is always the opportunity to make a difference in patients’ lives.

Increasingly, working in one of the fastest-growing industries is requiring professionals to understand the business side of their care center, hospital or agency, regardless of whether their role is caregiver, provider or administrator.

To build those skills, professionals are turning to Strayer University. Whether they pursue the Master of Science in Health Services Administration, our outstanding MBA program, or an executive MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute, our graduates leave with the managerial, technical and communications skills they need to contribute to their organization’s overall goals and help chart the future of human health.

This issue of Scholar features Anne Curry-Smith, who earned a master’s degree in health services administration from Strayer University and now oversees nonclinical accreditation for the renowned Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. From pharmaceutical companies to hospitals to biotech firms, Strayer University alumni are making a significant impact on the healthcare field, both now and for many years to come.

Dr. Boyle oversees the graduate business degree programs at Strayer University, ensuring rigorous and applicable programs and high quality faculty. In addition to holding academic and operational roles at institutions of higher education, Dr. Boyle spent 25 years with United Parcel Service where he executed state-of-the-art training and security facilities for 363,000 employees in 220 countries.