Mr. Tien, an educational administrator with over 25 years of experience in medical education, is the founder of Rocky Vista University and was featured in a 2008 article in Forbes Magazine (Entrepreneurs – An Uncommon Practice). He has been intricately involved in various facets of medical education including planning and organizational leadership, operations and administration, business development, regulatory affairs and revenue growth. From 1995 until August of 2011, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) located in St. Maarten. He spearheaded the founding of a scholar program at that institution, as well as a comprehensive community services plan so that medical students can contribute to the local community. He worked closely with the University’s Board of Trustees, implementing policy in a number of areas such as marketing, legal, financial, clinical operations and accreditation. Additionally, he served for years as President and Director of Medical Education Administrative Services, Inc., and is a partner in a real estate limited partnership.