Chancellor Spinelli Shares Merger Lessons in the Chronicle of Higher Education

With merger on the minds of many higher-education leaders, University Chancellor Stephen Spinelli Jr., PhD, shared lessons from the experience of the new Jefferson (Philadelphia Unversity + Thomas Jefferson University) in a June 22 commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

“An educational philosophy driven by overarching values and pedagogy is the foundation of our merger,” Dr. Spinelli wrote. “Faculty and staff members and administrators from both institutions are innovation-focused and forward-looking, and both campus cultures reflected a desire to be nimble, current, and creative. The two have equal numbers of undergraduate and graduate students, and we believe that the combination creates valuable options for students, and that the scale of the combined entity enables sound economics for the university.”

Read the full commentary here.

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