American College of Healthcare Sciences Partners with Wonderlic to Ensure Hiring of Most Qualified Faculty and Staff

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has teamed with Wonderlic to streamline their hiring process for Admissions and Adjunct Faculty positions, thus ensuring all new hires will meet the needs of ACHS and their students.

ACHS is the one of the first accredited online colleges to offer degrees, diplomas, and career-training certificates in Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). They are committed to providing current and prospective students with the best online CAM education and experience available, including highly trained admissions advisors and faculty who are both industry experts and engaging online instructors.

ACHS chose to work with Wonderlic because of their ability to customize testing metrics for specific positions. Applicants interested in available jobs in ACHS Admissions or as Adjunct Faculty will now complete Wonderlic’s pre-employment testing, which consists of several assessments that provide an objective measurement of applicants’ knowledge, skills, and ability to meet specific job requirements. The results will allow ACHS President Dorene Petersen, Senior Vice President Erika Yigzaw, Dean of Admissions Tracey Miller, and Academic Dean Dr. Arianna Staruch to compare applicant experience and skills, leading to the selection of only the most qualified candidates.

“By hiring staff and faculty who possess the ability to perform well and have the personality to be successful in an online institution, we ensure that we are maximizing our students’ valuable tuition dollars,” says ACHS Dean of Admissions Tracey Miller.

ACHS Senior Vice President Erika Yigzaw is also enthusiastic about the new process. She states, “Wonderlic screening helps ACHS hire candidates who have the skills and traits to enable them to be successful in their role here. That translates to better service for students.”

ACHS is using Wonderlic’s four-step Talent Acquisition System, which consists of a customized pre-screening questionnaire, two remote tests taken during the application process (the WPT-Q and the CPP), and the WPT-R, administered onsite during the interview. All test results and candidate information is securely stored on Wonderlic Online, allowing ACHS to compare applicant scores for each test at a glance.

By taking the time to complete the extensive pre-screening process, prospective employees indicate they are serious about seeking employment with ACHS.

“We want only the best candidates to make it through the process and into the virtual classroom,” states ACHS President Dorene Petersen. “Using the Wonderlic system gives us the results we, and our students, need.”

About ACHS
American College of Healthcare Sciences is accredited by the Distance Education Training Council (DETC), which is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as an accrediting body. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit, call (503) 244-0726, or stop by the College campus located at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.

About Wonderlic
Wonderlic provides proven and practical tools that help schools select, develop and retain top performing students, faculty and staff. For more than 70 years, Wonderlic has helped organizations predict a person’s ability to succeed in the classroom. More than 20,000 organizations have utilized Wonderlic products to help pre-qualify over 150 million job and student candidates (

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