Sunday, November 4, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Loyola’s Health Sciences Division in Maywood. | Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago officials announced that the university’s newest school will be in Maywood, according to a recent report in the Loyola Phoenix, the school’s official student newspaper.
Loyola President Jo Ann Rooney and Margaret Callahan, the university’s acting provost, announced in an email that students “can start taking classes at the School of Health Sciences and Public Health (SHSPH) during the 2019-20 school year,” the Phoenix reports.
Kathy Bobay, a professor in the Niehoff School of Nursing, which is also based at the medical campus in Maywood, will be the new school’s interim dean.
Rooney said in the email that the new school is part of Loyola’s Plan 2020 initiative, which “is a framework to focus our energies on improving the quality of education, so our students are prepared to be agents of change affecting their families, careers, and communities,” according to the university’s website.
“In this new school, innovative, high-quality programs link in synergy to expand our students’ educational options and provide a host of new opportunities for direct service to the community in Maywood, Illinois, and across the Chicago area,” according to the email.
In its inaugural year, the new school will offer six programs in areas such as public health sciences, dietetics, exercise science and health systems management, according to the school’s web page. All of those programs are offered at Niehoff, Phoenix reports.
In a statement to Phoenix, Callahan said that the new school “is an exciting initiative that will help foster innovative integrated health care delivery as society’s needs grow,” adding that more details about the new school will come out during the 2018-19 academic year. VFP
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