Saturday, July 28, 2012

The College of William and Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School to Explore Merger

The College of William and Mary and the Eastern Virginia Medical School are examining merger opportunities. The concept is drawing warm review, save for EVMS's neighbor in Norfolk, Old Dominion University. ODU President John Broderick would like merger discussions expanded to include ODU.

The potential merger has plenty of upside for institutional synergies, collaboration, rankings and prestige. Another article referenced similar mergers in the United States within the past several years, including that of The University of Toledo with the former Medical University of Ohio.

College Mergers Bring Big Changes But Questionable Savings

An article was recently published by Stateline examining several recent and proposed mergers and the impacts on campuses, especially from a financial perspective.

Dissertation Completed!

My apologies for the lack of posts over the past year, but I was very busy completing my dissertation for my PhD in higher education. I successfully defended my dissertation entitled An Examination of Academic Decision-Making During Two University Mergers on May 4, 2012 at The University of Toledo. If you would like to receive a copy of my study, just e-mail me and I will send it to you.