David DeJesus, who served as senior vice president of human resources for Southcoast Health System, will join Salve Regina University’s Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education as director of the program in Health Care Administration (HCA), the university announced today in a press release.

“Dave brings an impressive depth of knowledge and experience to our program,” says Dr. Tobias Stapleton, dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Salve Regina in the press release. “He has an understanding of the key issues facing health care organizations today, and he will help ensure our programs are preparing the next generation of healthcare leaders.”

In his new role, DeJesus will interface with executives in the healthcare field, learning about their challenges in order to continue Salve Regina’s long-standing reputation of educating leaders who are ready to address contemporary challenges. He will also manage student recruitment for the program.

“I see a great opportunity for Salve Regina to make their M.S. degree in Health Care Administration one of the premier, industry-focused degrees in New England,” says DeJesus in the press release.  “The health care industry is experiencing historical transformation and Salve Regina’s outstanding faculty will ensure our graduates are prepared to lead.  I am pleased and proud to join this team.”

In addition to his role as director of graduate programs in HCA, DeJesus will be a lecturer in the program. He holds several degrees from the University of Rhode Island, including an MBA and an M.S. in Labor Relations.  

Salve Regina offers three graduate health care degrees: a master of science in health care administration, a master of science in health care administration with a concentration in cybersecurity, and a master of business administration with a concentration in health care administration. The university also offers several graduate certificates in HCA, in addition to its robust bachelor’s degree program in health care administration.

Salve’s business programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the degrees may be completed entirely online; select courses are also offered at campuses in Newport and Warwick.

More information about Salve Regina’s graduate programs can be found at savle.edu/grad.

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