President’s Report – March 2020

Welcome to the March issue of SpectRUm.

It is starting to feel like Spring outside. In Las Vegas, the cherry trees have begun to flower and in Utah, despite recent snowfall in the nearby mountains, temperatures are warming up.

This Spring brings many good things. Our 20th Anniversary celebrations will be culminating with some great events. Our State of the University will take place on April 16th in Henderson and April 23rd in South Jordan. There is a lot to share at that event, including some recent data and exciting news. We look forward to welcoming Roseman friends, community partners, and stakeholders. You are all integral to the evolution and success of Roseman University over the last 20 years, so it is only fitting that you share with us in this event. We also plan to gather for a special evening celebration on Saturday, April 18th at The M Resort in Nevada, and Saturday, April 25th at The Garden Place in Salt Lake City. We look forward to seeing our faculty, staff, alumni and friends come together to share in this important time in our history. I am a big believer in approaching milestones as an opportunity to reflect, assess and celebrate all that we have accomplished.

In March, we are excited to celebrate alongside of our partner, CureForTheKids Foundation. They are realizing one of their dreams this March as they commemorate the opening of their Education center in the Breakthrough Building of our campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 24th. The center will provide childhood cancer patients and others with catastrophic conditions maintain their educational progress during extended medical treatments. Patients will have access, one-on-one, to a Clark County School District teacher, as well as an in-house professional counselor and registered play therapist. C4TK keeps reaching higher and achieving great things.

We also look forward to our 6th Annual Roseman University Research Symposium, on Wednesday, March 11, from 3-6 p.m. This day is a favorite as researchers from multiple institutions gather at the Henderson campus with faculty and students to share their discoveries, collaborate and work to further strengthen our research presence in this community.

Our Roseman Faculty, Staff and Students have been busy in the last month, from hosting the annual Give Kids A Smile event, to appearing on local media discussing Coronavirus risks, presenting to our community the highlights from our Summer Uganda Medical Mission Trip, talking to high schoolers about the risks of drugs, and much more. When you take a step back and amass the volume and impact of such efforts, it is remarkable. These efforts touch many lives in very profound ways. As President, I carry with me great pride and gratitude for these efforts, as we truly do fulfill and live our University Mission every day.

As flowers begin to bloom, seasonal allergies begin to flare. Read more about how you can conquer the allergy season in this issue, and be sure to join us as David Rawlins, PhD, presents on the topic of Precision Medicine on March 19th, in Summerlin, at the next Neighborhood Health Series event.

Wishing you a happy and healthy March,