Cedarville University Names 2004-05 Executive-in-Residence

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Mike Stephens, president and CEO of Greene Health Partners (Xenia, Ohio), has been named the 2004-05 Executive-in-Residence of the department of business administration at Cedarville University. The Executive-in-Residence program is designed to bring senior-level executives to campus to enrich the learning environment of undergraduate business majors, foster working relationships between business leaders and faculty, and provide faculty and staff with new ideas and perspectives on how to serve the business community. Stephens will visit campus five to six times a year during his one-year term. His activities could include teaching undergraduate classes, conducting seminars, interacting with the campus community, presenting an open forum to the University, and meeting with alumni. "The department of business administration is excited about the opportunity for our students and faculty to interact with Mike Stephens through the Executive-in-Residence program," said Ron Walker, chair of the department of business administration. "Mike has the contacts and corporate experience, especially in the non-profit arena, that can translate into additional opportunities for our students to be informed more fully about professional career choices and to network better with business professionals in their fields of study." A Xenia resident, Stephens has served Greene Memorial Hospital/Greene Health Partners for 24 years. His many leadership positions in the industry and community include serving as a fellow for the American College of Healthcare Executives, chair of workforce development for the Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio delegate to the American Hospital Association, member of the Greene County Workforce Investment Board, trustee for the Xenia Rotary Club, and member of the United Way Outcome Team for Greene County. A graduate of Cedarville University, Stephens holds a M.B.A. from the University of Dayton and post-graduate certification from Xavier University`s Quality Leader Institute. He has also attended Cornell University`s Executive Development Program. For more information about the Executive-in-Residence program or the department of business administration, contact Ron Walker at 937-766-7911. -30-