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I feel that adult students have more of a thirst for learning, and they are so appreciative.

Susan A. Vellek, MHCA, MBA



Susan Vellek is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Kaplan University, a Master of Business Administration from Capella University, a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Warner Southern University, and an Associate of Arts in Business from Indian River State College. She has completed the majority of the coursework towards a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University, and is working toward a PhD in Business Administration from Walden University. Professor Vellek worked for over a decade as a corporate compliance/privacy officer at a health care organization in Stuart, FL. She left that position in 2009 in order to teach full time. She says, “My favorite thing about teaching is working with adult students. I did not go to college myself until I was 39. I feel that adult students have more of a thirst for learning, and they are so appreciative.” Professor Vellek still resides in Stuart, with her wonderful husband and their two beautiful dogs.


Master of Health Care Administration
Kaplan University
Master of Business Administration
Capella University

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