Professor of Practice
Shirley Weis is Special Advisor to the President and Professor of Practice in the W. P. Carey School of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She is also President of Weis Associates, LLC, a national management and leadership consulting firm.
Prior to joining ASU, Ms. Weis was Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Her work involved overseeing 60,000 employees and coordinating overall institutional strategy and operation of Mayo Clinic’s $9 billion healthcare system. Mayo treats more than a million patients a year from around the world.
Professor Weis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Michigan State University, a Master of Management Degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and a Doctor of Science Degree (hc) from Michigan State University. She is also Professor Emerita at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicin
Professor Weis has held a number of clinical and administrative leadership positions in her 40-year career including chair of Administrative Services for Mayo Clinic in Arizona, chair of the Mayo Clinic Managed Care Department, executive director (CEO) for Mayo Management Services, Inc., chief operating officer (COO) for Blue Care Network Mid-Michigan and emergency services manager for a Lansing, Mich., healthcare system.
Professor Weis has a broad academic and teaching background. She has taught healthcare leadership at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, Michigan State University, Winona State University and for the Michigan Hospital Association. She has been a curriculum advisor for Capella University and the Western Governors University.
Professor Weis has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Diana Award for Outstanding Business Women and the National Association of Professional Women’s “Woman of the Year Award” for 2012. She was named one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine for 2007 and 2013. Her book, Playing to Win in Business, has received the eLit Gold Award for Business and is #1 in the Amazon Women and Business category.