Michael Griffin, student, UAB Executive Doctoral ProgramMichael Griffin, student, UAB Executive Doctoral ProgramUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham student Michael Griffin, a first-year member of the Executive Doctor of Science Degree in Administration-Health Services, received an honorary degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

The school says Griffin, who is President and CEO of Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans, was recognized for his “commitment to the betterment of health care in the [New Orleans] metro area and his dedication to the rebuilding of the community health infrastructure post-Katrina.”

In 2011, Griffin was named an Up and Comer by Modern Healthcare. The article says his colleagues and friends describe him as “humble, yet unafraid to take a risk; a keen listener who also has a skill for articulating complex topics clearly in a meeting; and a family man who is also dedicated to his career as a health professional….”

Griffin is a member of the 5th UAB Executive DSc class and is expected to graduate in 2016. The program is housed in the School of Health Professions Department of Health Services Administration.