Dr. Tiffany Rodriguez is ACHS' new Chief Academic Officer

Portland, Ore.—February 24, 2021—American College of Healthcare Sciences’ (ACHS) President and Founder, Dorene Petersen, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tiffany Rodriguez as the college’s new Chief Academic Officer.

As Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Rodriguez will work in collaboration with the Executive Leadership Team; Center for Excellence in Teaching, Technology and Assessment (CETTA) Team; Program Chairs; and other stakeholders across the institution to support the institution’s culture of commitment to student retention and success, academic integrity and innovation, and all aspects of higher education compliance.

ACHS President Dorene Petersen shared, “Dr. Rodriguez has proven experience with data-driven methods in institutional research, and she will be a valuable asset to our institution and our students.”

Over the last decade, Rodriguez’s work has focused on supporting institutions in the areas of Institutional Effectiveness, programmatic and regional accreditation, new product development, and strategic planning.

“I am honored to be joining American College of Healthcare Sciences. As leaders in online education and sustainable practices, my work will be focused on advancing ACHS’s mission of providing leadership in holistic health education, and to build on the legacy of our more than 40-year history. I look forward to working with our outstanding faculty, students, and staff,” Rodriguez says.

Rodriguez holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Bachelor of Science in Health and Kinesiology from Texas A&M University. As a faculty member, Dr. Rodriguez taught courses in Research Methods, Motor Neuroscience, and Biomechanics. Her passion for using data to drive evidence-based decision-making led her to a career in Institutional Research. Read more about her qualifications here.

For more information about this press release, contact Kate Harmon, Chief Marketing Officer, at 503-244-0726 or [email protected].


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.