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Accountant , health administration educator

James Donald Suver, American health administration educator, accountant. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Air medals; recipient Outstanding Teaching award, University Colorado, 1977-1978, 1981, 1988.


Suver, James Donald was born on October 21, 1931 in Swords Creek, Virginia, United States. Son of Van Dola and Marcia Ellen (Davis) Suver.


Bachelor of Business Administration, California State College, Sacramento, 1962. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1965. Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1971.

Student, National War College, 1973.


Director military pay Air Force Accounting and Finance Center, Denver, 1973—1975. Retired, 1975; professor accounting University Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1975—1981. Professor health administration Health Sciences Center, 1978—1981.

Professor health policy and administration University North Carolina School Public Health, Chapel Hill, 1981—1984, director masters program, 1982—1984. Director program health administration University Colorado, Denver, 1984—1986, associate dean, 1984—1988, director health administration programs, 1988—1990. Director graduate programs health administration College Allied Health University Kentucky, since 1990.

Board trustees Humana Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky. Consultant in field; board directors Peak Health, Ltd., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1981—1987. Treasurer Triangle Hospice, Chapel Hill, 1982—1984.

Director Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, chairman finance committee, 1985—1990, secretary, treasurer, 1986—1990, board directors, 1984—1988. Chairman Association University Programs Health Administration, board directors, 1989, chairman, since 1994. Executive board Health Administration division Academy Management, 1988—1990.

With United States Air Force, 1949, advanced through grades to colonel, 1975, colonel United States Air Force, 1949-1975, Republic of Korea, colonel United States Air Force, Vietnam.


Fellow: Health Care Finance Management Association. Member: American Hospital Association, Medical Group Management, American Academy Medical Directors, Association Government Accounting (Distinguished Research award 1978), American Public Health Association, National Association Accounting (Certified of Merit 1977-1979), American College Healthcare Executives, College Healthcare Executives.


Married Margaret Louise Schindler, March 21, 1958 (divorced 1977). Children: James A., Amanda M. Married Jean Claire Cooper, December 31, 1979.

1 child Adam Clay.

Van Dola Suver

Marcia Ellen (Davis) Suver

Jean Claire Cooper

Margaret Louise Schindler

Adam Clay Suver

Amanda M. Suver

James A. Suver