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.