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Facts - Governor's Higher Ed Reorganization Proposal

A January 2012 proposal endorsed by Gov. Chris Christie to realign medical and health sciences education and research in New Jersey has gained widespread attention throughout our region.

The proposal from The University of Medicine and Dentistry Advisory Committee includes a recommendation to merge Rutgers University-Camden with Rowan University to create a public research university in South Jersey.

The move would make Rowan the state's second research institution and has the potential to significantly increase access to higher education for area residents; ignite the state's economy; and function as a regional magnet for entrepreneurship, grants and philanthropy.

Below are links that will provide some facts and a clearer picture of the proposal. If you have further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at or (856) 256-4100.

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