Darren Aaron, Student Health Service associate director and Wake Forest EMS advisor, has been elected vice president of the American College Health Association (ACHA), the nation’s principal leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education and research. Aaron has been recognized for his outstanding leadership, professional skills and representation of Wake Forest.
ACHA represents over 800 institutions of higher education and serves the collective health and wellness needs of 20 million college students and nearly 5,500 higher education health professionals. Its leaders advocate for the health and wellness of campus communities and play a critical role in helping shape the future of the association and the field of college health. Aaron served as a member-at-large on the ACHA Board of Directors from 2019 to 2021. In 2015, he received the ACHA Affiliate New Professionals Award, which recognizes members who have provided service to the field of college health for five years or less and who have made significant contributions to their institution.
“If you speak with any of the leaders of ACHA and SCHA about Darren, they will immediately recognize his dedication to the field of college health, his effective leadership, and his ability to get things done,” said Wake Forest Director of Student Health Service Cecil Price. “It’s been my privilege to work with him at Wake Forest and see his great leadership skills recognized regionally and nationally.”
“Serving with this amazing, diverse group has allowed me to learn more and more about the impact and work that ACHA provides,” Aaron said. “I am finding my voice, bringing diversity to the Board, and with every meeting, I gather a deeper understanding about the advocacy, leadership, education and research that ACHA brings to campus health and wellbeing.”
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