Eric Bing

Eric Bing

CEO


The College of Health Care Professions

Santa Fe, NM USA


Careers don’t have to be for life. There are so many different routes.

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I come from a long line of educators—my mom’s side of the family are all educators, dating back to the 1800s, but I never thought I would also end up working in the educational field.
Throughout childhood, my father urged me to be an engineer, so I went into college intending to major in engineering...but ended up hating it.
During my sophomore year, I dropped my entire course schedule and switched to a business degree—I still minored in engineering.
My first career job was with Huckaby and Associates, a firm that provides financial, management, and governmental consulting services—one of our clients was former President George H.W. Bush.
I went back to school to get my MBA in international finance at ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management—I continue to maintain relationships with fellow Thunderbird graduates around the world.
Through one of my entrepreneurial endeavors, I was involved with training nurses in the Philippines and bringing them to the U.S., which is how I got involved in the human capital side of healthcare.
Continuing in healthcare human capital, I did a lot of work in East Africa on capacity building surrounding the HIV crisis.
I currently work as CEO of The College of Health Care Professions, which is the largest provider of allied health graduates in the state of Texas—I also plan to open an allied health school in Africa.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Southern Methodist University
Graduate
International Finance
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Career

CEO

I lead organizations with an emphasis on education, healthcare human capital and workforce training.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Education
Helping People

Day to Day

As CEO, I lead nine allied health colleges across Texas and one online college. The College of Health Care Professions currently holds 3800 students and 540 employees. We've increased enrollment by over 80% and are now the largest provider of allied health graduates to Texas.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I've always been an entrepreneurial person and that kind of mindset is incredibly beneficial when starting new programs.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Careers don't have to be for life. If a new door opens for you, it's okay to take that opportunity and make a change. Don't be afraid to fail. It's a part of life. I've had my fair share of failures but I've learned more from those failures than my successes.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You have to become an engineer."

Challenges I Overcame

Changed Major