Radford University Carilion spirit day with presidents and mascots

In early 2018, Carilion Clinic, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Radford University joined together to announce the intent to merge Jefferson College of Health Sciences into the Radford University family of colleges and departments.

Through 18 months of collaboration and planning, Carilion Clinic, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Radford University officials have worked in partnership to develop processes and procedures to facilitate the integration and request approvals from the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as regional and program accreditors.  

State approval was granted by the General Assembly in early 2019 and signed by Governor Northam to become effective July 1, 2019.  Radford University continues to work with regional and national accreditors to obtain the required authorizations for the operation of Radford University Carilion.

Now, in the summer of 2019, the merger is coming to life as Radford University Carilion will enroll the first class of Highlanders in Fall 2019.

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Radford University Carilion unveiled at a Festive JCHS Spirit Day

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Merger News

  1. Public-Private Partnership Enhances Healthcare Education as Radford University Carilion »

    6/17/2019

    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has approved the merger of Jefferson College of Health Sciences into Radford University, thereby formally establishing Radford University Carilion (RUC), an educational site located in Roanoke, Virginia focused on the delivery of health sciences programming.

  2. Radford University Carilion introduced at festive JCHS Spirit Day »

    5/3/2019

    The Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) and Radford University communities united as one during a time of celebration and unveiled the newly named organization, Radford University Carilion (RUC), at a picnic on April 22.

  3. Carilion Clinic, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Radford University Announce New Name and Logo for Roanoke Campus »

    4/22/2019

    Carilion Clinic, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Radford University today announced that moving forward their partnership will be known as Radford University Carilion. 

  4. Radford championed by students at the State Capitol »

    2/1/2019

    Nearly 50 Radford University and Jefferson College of Health Sciences students met with their state legislators to discuss issues vital to the campus community during Radford’s annual Advocacy Day on Jan. 28-29.

  5. Jefferson College of Health Sciences Merger: A Celebration of Year-Long Efforts »

    1/18/2019

    A year ago today, the bold initiative to merge Jefferson College of Health Sciences into Radford University was announced. To commemorate the first anniversary of that exciting announcement, it is our distinct privilege to share with you the significant progress accomplished thus far and the forthcoming efforts to ensure a successful merger of our two institutions

  6. August Update on the Merger Between JCHS and Radford University »

    8/6/2018

    As summer has progressed, the various subcommittees, as well as the Executive and Steering Committees, have provided continued engagement and valuable guidance for the merger of Jefferson College of Health Sciences into Radford University.