Glass named president-elect of ACHA

Alan Glass, M.D., assistant vice chancellor and director of the Habif Health and Wellness Center, has been named president-elect of the American College Health Association (ACHA).

The 3,000-member association is the principle leadership and advocacy organization for college health worldwide. Glass has been a member of the board of directors for six years and vice president for two. He will become president next year.

Since its inception in 1920, the American College Health Association has been dedicated to the health needs of students at colleges and universities. It provides services, communications, and advocacy that help its members to advance the health of their campus communities. Today, ACHA’s membership has grown from the original 20 institutions of higher education to more than 900.

Glass joined the staff of Student Health and Counseling in January, 2004. In addition to being director of the Habif center on the Danforth Campus, Glass is assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at the School of Medicine. A graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He practiced emergency medicine for several years before entering the field of college health.

His areas of interest include college health, sexual health, alcohol and prescription drug misuse and cultural competency in health care.