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Franklin University Faculty Member Earns Fellow Status

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2013

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Columbus, Ohio-Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is proud to announce Dr. Leslie Mathew, Program Chair, Healthcare Management, has passed the ACHE Board of Governor's exam, and combined with his years of leadership and professional development, has met all requirements to earn status as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Board certification in healthcare management signifies a commitment to excellence and professional development. Fellows are recognized by their healthcare management colleagues, employers, policymakers and professionals in other healthcare disciplines as competent leaders who strive to make a difference in the health of our communities both here and abroad. 

Dr. Mathew will be recognized for his new designation and years of professional development and leadership as a healthcare executive at the upcoming 2014 ACHE Congress in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Leslie Mathew currently serves as the Chair for three undergraduate Healthcare Management Programs at Franklin University.  He brings vast experience in healthcare management in both the professional and academic fields.  He pioneered and chaired Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in India and the Middle East.  He has also worked as the Administrative Director of Operations at The Ohio State University Medical Center.  Dr. Mathew has 25 years of senior leadership and management experience in higher education with proven results in building businesses, turning around operational challenges, and transitioning start-ups into world entities in the profit and non-profit sectors.  He has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in healthcare and business.  Dr. Mathew completed his M.D. in 1979 from the University of Calcutta in India.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology Enterprise from Johns Hopkins University and an Executive MBA from The Ohio State University.  

About ACHE
ACHE is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.  ACHE is known for its prestigious FACHE credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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