Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business is pleased to announce that J. Knox Singleton, the newly retired chief executive officer of Inova, has joined the school as its health care executive-in-residence.
On April 6, Singleton retired from his position at Inova, the Washington, D.C., region’s leading not-for-profit health care system that serves more than two million people annually.
“Knox will aid in the Byrd School of Business’ mission to produce successful, principled leaders with a global perspective by him being a leader in the health care field,” said Byrd School of Business Dean Miles Davis, Ph.D. “He can advise our students about what is going on, and how they can best be prepared for a successful career. Within his field, he has an unparalleled record.”
Singleton joined Inova in 1983, taking it from a three-hospital, $500 million organization to a $3.5 billion health care system with five hospitals and more than 100 ambulatory service locations. Inova is considered a leader in genomics and personalized health, which uses an individual’s genetic makeup to predict and prevent disease.
Inova and Shenandoah have a relationship that spans more than 20 years, including Inova’s commitment to invest $5 million to support Shenandoah-led educational programs at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax, Virginia, including programs in pharmacogenomics and precision medicine, health information technology, public health and nursing.
At the Byrd School, Singleton joins entrepreneur-in-residence David Darsch and executive-in-residence Clyde LeMonde.
Singleton, who was named CEO of the year in 2015 by the Washington Business Journal, also gives back to communities locally and abroad, serving on a number of boards, and as the co-founder of both the Global Good Fund and the Community Coalition for Haiti, for which he is also a past president.
Singleton is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1970. He received a master’s degree in Health Administration from Duke University in 1973.