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Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society

The University of New Haven chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta is a selective national academic honor society for graduate students studying healthcare management and policy.  The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) oversees the national operations of Upsilon Phi Delta.

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The Mission
To recognize, reward, and encourage academic excellence in the study of healthcare management and policy.

The Purpose
The purposes of this honor society shall be:

  • To elevate the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally educated women and men in healthcare management and policy and leadership.
  • To recognize and encourage scholarship in healthcare management and policy.
  • To recognize students who achieve distinction in healthcare management and policy studies in the University of New Haven.
  • To provide financial assistance through scholarships to outstanding students pursuing graduate degrees or professional studies in healthcare management and policy.
  • To motivate academic excellence in students studying healthcare management and policy.
  • To recognize, by means of granting honorary memberships, to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession, such recognitions to be limited to one person per year.

Benefits of UPD

  • Opportunities that promote career development
  • Social and professional networking with others in the healthcare administration field and students that have navigated the MHSA program
  • Access to scholarships and careers as sponsored by AUPHA at the UPD national level
  • Possibilities for Officer/Leadership positions for experience and resume enhancement

Become a Member

The University of New Haven chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta is open to graduate students.  To be eligible for membership, students must: 1) Be accepted into the Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration program; 2) have a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA; 3) currently have completed at least 12 credit hours; 4) complete Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society Application; and 5) must show leadership and dedication to the healthcare administration field.

Faculty Advisor & Selection Committee

Faculty Advisor:
Summer Johnson McGee, Ph.D.
Program Director, MS in Healthcare Administration, Associate Professor of Management and Director, University Wide Shared Health Professions Department
College: Business
Dept: Management
Phone: 203-479-4104
Email: SMcGee@newhaven.edu
Office: Maxcy 216a

Selection Committee:

Summer McGee, PhD, CPH
Glenn McGee, PhD
Tom Giordano, MBA
Dave Fusco, MS

Founding Executive Board Members 2016
President – Sandra Marlow   Executive Assistant – Mark Sabal

Vice President – Lauren Grieco

Treasurer – Jamie Gilbert

Communications Officer – Victoria Taiwo