U of R and WesternU build partnership


A new agreement creates opportunities for U of R students seeking careers in health care

University of Redlands students will soon benefit from a new collaboration with Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., aimed at enhancing diversity in the health-care workforce and creating opportunities for those interested in a health-care career.

In March, leaders from the two universities signed agreements establishing pathways for U of R undergraduates to gain early admission into participating WesternU graduate programs, as well as to enter the WesternU Doctor of Pharmacy program.

“Through these partnerships, we enrich the educational experiences and opportunities for our students and ultimately fortify the talent and diversity of tomorrow’s health-care workforce,” says U of R President Ralph Kuncl.

The U of R College of Arts and Sciences will begin implementing the agreement this fall, and U of R students will likely enter WesternU two years later.

“WesternU is excited about this—the first but by no means the last—linkage with our esteemed neighbor, the University of Redlands,” says WesternU President Daniel R. Wilson. “[These agreements are] great news for the region and far beyond.”

The new collaboration with WesternU dovetails with the goals of the University’s strategic plan, North Star 2020, which aims to pave new pathways for students into, through, and out of the University. (See page 4 for more on a new health-care related major at the U of R.)


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