Dr. Valerie Delleville is ACHS’ new Dean of Academic Affairs

Portland, Ore.—February 22, 2021—American College of Healthcare Sciences’ (ACHS) President and Founder, Dorene Petersen, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Valerie Delleville as the college’s new Dean of Academic Affairs.

As Dean of Academic Affairs, Delleville will collaborate with the ACHS Center for Excellence in Teaching, Technology, and Assessment (CETTA) and stakeholders across the institution to provide academic leadership that assures high-quality curriculum standards and innovation. Delleville will also focus on developing programs that meet student needs, align with the institution’s mission and vision, and promote diversity and inclusive excellence.

ACHS President Dorene Petersen shared, “Dr. Delleville has impressive expertise in online higher education, and we are proud to welcome her to the team.”

Dr. Valerie Delleville has nearly 20 years of online higher education experience in program development, teaching, strategic partnerships, enrollment management, student retention, competency-based education (CBE), prior learning assessment (PLA), and sustainable change management.

“The global wellness industry was $4.5 trillion compared to a $7.8 trillion global health expenditure in 2018. As a strong advocate for online education that supports the full learner and provides pathways to their career success, I am honored to join ACHS in optimizing their unique holistic health and wellness portfolio.” Delleville says.

Delleville holds an MBA and graduate certificate in Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Master of Science in Higher Education and Doctor of Education from Drexel University. She serves as Chair of the Association of Continuing Higher Education west board of directors and regularly publishes and presents about higher education innovation to both regional and national audiences. Read more about her qualifications here.

For more information about this press release, contact Kate Harmon, Chief Marketing Officer, at 503-244-0726 or publicrelations@achs.edu.


American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS.edu) has been training, credentialing, advancing, and legitimizing the holistic health industry globally since 1978. ACHS specializes in accredited online integrative health and wellness education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and professional continuing education courses in integrative health.  ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, health education, and wellness coaching. Our graduates have been leading the wellness revolution with our sustainable values combined with cutting-edge, science-based holistic health education that gives graduates a firm foundation to launch or enhance their wellness careers. At ACHS, we help corporations create specialized wellness strategies such as micro-credentialing packages. These initiatives help corporations support organizational wellness, leading to increased productivity, employee well-being, and a positive impact on the bottom line. ACHS is a Certified B Corp® and has been devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices for over 40 years. ACHS was named #5 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2020 by Oregon Business magazine. Sustainability and wellness are in our DNA. Contact 503-244-0726 or visit www.achs.edu for more information.