Hugh Anderson Named Chair of Roseman University’s Breakthrough in Medicine! Campaign for the College of Medicine

– Anderson offers leadership to campaign to raise $66 million –

Roseman University of Health Sciences has announced Hugh Anderson, managing director and partner of HighTower, as chair of “Breakthrough in Medicine!,” a campaign to raise $66 million for the College of Medicine, which is poised to be Nevada’s first non-profit, private, MD-granting medical school.

“It’s my honor to lead this important campaign. Nevada is desperately short of physicians and Roseman University’s College of Medicine will play an important role in training new doctors and developing programs to improve healthcare access and outcomes, and enhance the quality of life of residents throughout the state,” said Anderson.

The “Breakthrough in Medicine!” Campaign was unveiled last month with the announcement of a $10 million pledge gift from the Engelstad Family Foundation. The campaign will fund the College of Medicine’s priorities: start-up operating expenses for hiring critical faculty and staff; healthcare clinics to provide care throughout southern Nevada; start-up funding for research staff, equipment and supplies; build-out of facilities, including anatomy lab, simulated patient care center and classrooms; and student scholarships.

“In taking on this important leadership role, Mr. Anderson is bringing additional inspiration and momentum to our campaign,” said College of Medicine Founding Dean and Campaign Vice Chair Dr. Mark A. Penn.

“Roseman University is private, non-profit, and receives no state funding. Like other private medical schools, it is funded through investment by the university, philanthropy, and eventually clinical revenues and research. To date, the College of Medicine has relied on the startup investment of the university as well as the generosity and advocacy of members of our community who embrace the College of Medicine’s mission, vision and values. Their support is critical as we pursue accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) with a goal of enrolling our first class of 64 students in the summer of 2019,” added Penn.

According to Anderson, “Roseman University has a track record of success in creating high-quality programs focused solely on the health professions, and graduating healthcare leaders who continue to provide outstanding care and contribute to our local economy. We all know the need for primary and specialty medical care in our community is great and Roseman’s College of Medicine will further enhance medical education opportunities in our region. We need more than 2,000 new doctors in Clark County and nearly 3,000 statewide right now just to be average when compared to the rest of the country. Roseman’s College of Medicine is part of the solution.”

Anderson, who also serves as a member of Roseman University’s Board of Trustees, has more than 35 years experience in the financial services industry and has dedicated years of service to many organizations in southern Nevada, including as chair of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, chair of the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Community Board, chair of the St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation and chair the Nevada Council on Economic Education. Currently he serves as a trustee and member of the Executive Committee for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Government Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the advisory group for Mission High School, the only public high school in the U.S. for students in recovery.

About the Roseman University College of Medicine
Roseman University began building the foundation for its MD-granting College of Medicine in 2010 through the establishment of medical research programs. On December 13, 2013, the Board of Trustees of Roseman University unanimously approved the university’s plan to develop an allopathic medical school in Southern Nevada. The College of Medicine is housed at Roseman University’s Summerlin campus.

About Roseman University of Health Sciences

Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, private institution of higher learning training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate level health care professionals that serve, collaborate and set new standards in their communities and within their professions. With campuses in Henderson and Summerlin in Nevada and South Jordan, Utah, the University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency, Advance Education in General Dentistry residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and RN to BSN; and an healthcare focused MBA program. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine once it becomes accredited. More than 4,000 Roseman graduates are caring for patients, conducting research, and engaged in public health and policy in Nevada, Utah and across the country. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Jason Roth
VP, Communications