Update on the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Merger

Feb. 16, 2018

Dear Faculty and Staff:

Approximately a month ago, as we began the semester, I was pleased to meet with many of you regarding Jefferson College of Health Sciences' intent to merge into the Radford University family of colleges and departments, specifically the Waldron College of Health and Human Services. Since the exciting announcement regarding this meaningful partnership, which garnered a positive reaction both on and off campus, the administration has been working closely with Carilion Clinic and Jefferson College of Health Sciences to chart a detailed and in-depth course for the merger process. As previously indicated, this process is expected to take 18 to 24 months. Detailed information regarding the transition structure, including the specific groups and individual members, will be provided to the campus community in the near future. In the interim, I would like to remind you of the Frequently Asked Question [PDF], which were provided as part of the initial announcement.

I look forward to working with each of you as we further our mission and bring to life our vision as thoughtfully articulated in our recently implemented five-year strategic plan, Embracing the Tradition and Envisioning the Future.

With Highlander Pride,

Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.