Van Bates, BA, CST

Denver CO ♦ March 25, 2016 – At the March mid-year meeting of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting [ARC/STSA], held in Seattle WA, the Board of Directors announced that they would open the next phase in their nationwide search for the programmatic accrediting organization’s new Executive Director.  

President Van Bates and the ARC/STSA Board of Directors have commissioned the search committee and relaunched a thorough and exhaustive process to identify a suitable candidate to direct the organization’s business.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply; please see requirements in the ED Search Announcement at ED Search. The position will remain open until filled. For any additional questions, please contact T. Van Bates, CST, BA at

For questions about the ARC/STSA or its Board of Directors, please contact Keith R. Orloff, CST, FAST, Executive Director at 303-694-9262.