When Matt Vines visited Henderson State as a Warren High School student in the early 1990s, he was “intrigued” by the university’s school spirit. A scholarship offer made Henderson an “easy” choice for Vines, who went on to serve two years as Student Government Association president.
He was also active in Heart & Key, Student Foundation, IFC and Theta Xi.
Today, Vines is president and an owner of RSource, a healthcare consulting company that employs more than 300 workers, including many Henderson graduates.
“We are hired by hospitals as patient advocates to help their patients resolve issues with their insurance,” Vines said. “I’ve managed our company operations since 2009, but I now spend most of my time meeting with clients, implementing new contracts, and presenting workshops and presentations to hospitals and healthcare associations.”
Vines said he was originally interested in political science when he attended Henderson, but felt the job opportunities would be limited.
“One of my professors, Dr. (Haroon) Khan, talked to me one day during my first year about studying public administration,” he said. “After some research, I decided to pursue public administration. It appealed to me because we learned business and writing skills as well as government and public policy.
“The greatest benefit of my public administration degree came from my enhanced writing skills. The technical writing requirement prepared me for the extensive writing required in law school and practicing law.” [Read more…] about Vines reflects on public admin degree