Iowa Student Association of Healthcare Leaders

The Iowa Student Association of Healthcare Leaders (ISAHL) is our program’s affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network. ISAHL is associated with the Iowa Association of Healthcare Leaders (IAHL), the local chapter of ACHE. ACHE serves as the premier organization for health care executives and includes 30,000 members internationally. ACHE strives to foster personal and career development relating to health leadership. If you are not already, you will certainly become aware of ACHE’s presence in our field. You can find out more about ACHE by visiting

The 2017-2018 ISAHL executive board invites all students interested in Health Administration to join. Members are encouraged to participate in membership meetings, attend special events, and adhere to our three pillars: professional development, civic responsibility, and social engagement.  Through ISAHL, members will learn more about obtaining an ACHE student membership and have the opportunity to participate in the annual department golf outing; a fundraiser to support student attendance at ACHE’s Annual Congress. Recent ISAHL professional development events have included a guest speaker from the local Iowa ACHE Regent, an etiquette dinner, and mock interviews with MHA alumni. The 2016-2017 community service activities included building with Habitat for Humanity, card-making for the Ronald McDonald House, volunteering with Girls on the Run, blanket tying, and participating in the American Heart Association Walk. Additionally, ISAHL provides social events to its members, their significant others, and families. Last year these included the following: bowling, apple picking, a Thanksgiving dinner, a Cedar Rapids Rough Riders hockey game, a semi-formal, a holiday hop, and the Sweetheart Crawl.

ISAHL is student run and members pay an annual membership fee to join. For more information about this organization, contact faculty advisor, Dr. Thomas Vaughn.