Roseman University Honored by South Jordan City Council

September 7, 2011
Dr. Richard Buchanan addresses the South Jordan City Council

Roseman University was recognized by the South Jordan City Council at their meeting on Tuesday, September 6 with a proclamation. In the proclamation, August 15 was designated as the Roseman University College of Dental Medicine “Charter Class Day”. That was the day the inaugural Doctor of Dental Medicine class began at the Utah campus.

The proclamation identifies the importance and value of higher education, and commends Roseman University of Health Sciences for its success in establishing solid educational programs such as Pharmacy, Nursing, and Dental Medicine, and for its commitment to quality education for the students.

Mayor Kent Money, along with Council Members Leona Winger and Brian Butters.

Council Member Leona Winger, also a member of the Roseman University Board of Trustees, presented Roseman University and Dr. Richard Buchanan to the City Council, along with the proclamation. She also presented Dr. David Alleman, a world-renowned dentist and resident of South Jordan, whose son Davey put off dental school for a year in order to apply for Roseman University’s program when it opened. He was accepted and became a member of the Roseman inaugural DMD class.

The plans to create a health sciences university in South Jordan began many years ago with a meeting between Mayor Kent Money and Roseman University President Dr. Harry Rosenberg.

Roseman faculty join Dr. David Alleman, his wife, and his son, who is enrolled in the Roseman DMD program. All were recognized for their contributions to South Jordan by the City Council on September 6. 

“I have been impressed ever since then with what has transpired in South Jordan. First with the establishment of the pharmacy program, then nursing, and now dental medicine,” said Mayor Money.

Council Member Aleta Taylor added that she has known many people who have had to travel outside of the state to receive a dental degree, but with the opening of the College of Dental Medicine in Utah, it brings quality economic development to the area and local students can have a choice to apply for a school and stay close to home.

In his remarks, Dr. Richard Buchanan, Dean of the Roseman University College of Dental Medicine, South Jordan, said that “every great city has a great university.”

Mayor Money echoed the sentiment, adding, “We intend to be a great city.”