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A Message from the President

Presidential Memo | RVU Institutional Strategic Plan

July 21, 2022

Presidential Memo | RVU Institutional Strategic Plan [July 20, 2022] Dear RVU Community, I am very pleased to present the Rocky Vista University Institutional Strategic Plan for 2022-2027. This is the product of many months of work, with input from all levels of the University. Faculty, staff, students, and members of our Board have provided recommendations and guidance to get us to this final product. It has been a true collaborative effort amongst our community. قواعد لعبة البوكر This Institutional Strategic Plan establishes a vision, sets a course, and provides focus for the growth and development of the University. It […]

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Presidential Memo | A Message Concerning the Public Health Crisis of Gun Violence

May 26, 2022

Presidential Memo | A Message Concerning the Public Health Crisis of Gun Violence [May 26, 2022] To the RVU Community: As the President of RVU, I struggle to always know when to speak up about events in the news. I hear from members of our community after nearly every major happening; sometimes they want me to reach out and sometimes they don’t. Recently, I have been tempted to write on a number of issues that are important to me and to many members of our university.  I hesitate, and often demure from public statements, cognizant of the fact that within […]

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Presidential Message | Veterans Day

November 11, 2021

Presidential Message | Veterans Day November 11, 2021 Dear RVU Family, Veterans Day began as a celebration of the end of World War I. Originally known as Armistice Day, it is celebrated today because hostilities in WWI ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.  In 1954, US veteran organizations successfully lobbied to have Armistice Day changed to Veterans Day to celebrate the service of all US military veterans. اربح مال مجانا Veterans deserve a special place in our society.  They have volunteered years of their lives for the protection of our democracy […]

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University Memorandum: Recent increase in violence against religious and racial minorities

May 27, 2021

University Memorandum: Recent increase in violence against religious and racial minorities [May 26, 2021 – Parker, CO] CONNECT WITH US Colorado Campus Southern Utah Campus @RockyVistaU Colorado Campus Southern Utah Campus Rocky Vista University UNIVERSITY NEWS

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Presidential Message | Reflections on Recent Events

March 27, 2021

Presidential Message | Reflections on Recent Events [March 24, 2021] Dear RVU Family, In the wake of the recent events occurring in our nation, I thought it important and healing to share a few thoughts and concerns… What happened in Atlanta, what happened in Boulder, what happens all too often in cities and towns across the US, is an affront to our humanity. These acts of violence occur when we don’t see other people as people but see them as the Other. We need to recognize, to honor, to cherish, to instill, to celebrate the inherent humanity in every other […]

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Presidential Message | National Women Physicians Day

February 3, 2021

Presidential Message | National Women Physicians Day [February 3, 2021] Dear RVU Family, Today we celebrate National Women Physicians Day. Over the years, Rocky Vista University has been blessed with outstanding leadership, insight and collegiality.  The improvements seen in curriculum, admissions, mentorship and numerous other areas make us a stronger and more inclusive University.  So on National Women Physicians Day, we are proud that nearly half of our future DO graduates are women as well as more than half of our Physician Assistant students.  We celebrate all women in medicine who are more dedicated than ever to taking care of […]

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Presidential Message | Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2021

Presidential Message | Martin Luther King Jr. Day [January 15, 2021] Dear RVU Family, This coming Monday, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In the decades after his untimely death, his work to secure equal rights for all members of our society has continued to inspire us. On this day, we can honor Dr. King with one of his greatest hopes for our society and one which I call upon the RVU community to fulfill in whatever way you are able: providing service in your community. As stated by Dr. King, “Life’s most persistent […]

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Presidential Message | Statement of Violent Protest today at the US Capitol

January 6, 2021

Presidential Message | Statement of Violent Protest Today at the US Capitol [January 6, 2021] Dear RVU Family, Today’s tragic events at the US Capitol have triggered emotions of shock and uncertainty for many of us. As a military physician, I had the honor to serve in the Office of the Attending Physician to Congress for one year within the Capitol, caring for Supreme Court Justices and members of Congress. Every day I walked those hallowed halls recounting the history, the trials, and the sacrifices made to preserve freedom and democracy for the entire world.  As I shared these thoughts […]

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Elementary Students Graduate from RVU’s Young Doctors Program

December 15, 2020

Elementary Students Graduate from RVU’s Young Doctors Program [Ivins, Utah – December 14, 2020] On Friday, December 11th, elementary school students from Washington County graduated from Rocky Vista University Southern Utah’s (RVU-SU) Young Doctors Program. The program focuses on providing in-depth healthcare experiences for fifth-grade students and allows for creative partnerships with other organizations and healthcare providers in Southern Utah. لعبة بينغو The fifth-graders applied to the program by writing an essay about why they were interested in participating. During the graduation ceremony, which was held over Google Meets, the young students wore white coats, similar to those worn by […]

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Presidental Message | Working Together to Keep Our Community Safe

November 14, 2020

Presidential Message | Working Together to Keep Our Community Safe Dear RVU Family, The University and the CRT’s shared focus is to do our best to ensure the safety, well-being and health of our RVU community. During the pandemic, members of our community have demonstrated resilience, unwavering focus on our mission, and the well-being of members of our community and those patients we serve (most notable within the RVU Health Center, SU Veterans Home, Sky Ridge Medical Center and various other clinics and healthcare institutions). COVID-19 remains a difficult virus to manage and surges are occurring in both Colorado and […]

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Presidential Message | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force Update

November 13, 2020

Presidential Message | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force Update Dear RVU Family,  I am pleased to announce the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force (DEITF) has been selected. Team Chairs have been appointed to lead the four task force designations – Community, Climate, Curriculum and Communication. Teams are composed of employees from both campuses as well as students from all programs.  During the next 90 days the teams will engage in a process to help RVU strengthen its foundation of diversity, equity, and inclusion.   This is valuable work and the four teams have much to accomplish in a compressed time-frame.  […]

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Presidential Message | Election Day – Reflection & Support

November 3, 2020

Presidential Message | Continued Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Dear RVU Family, On this Election Day, I wanted to take a moment and ask that we all reflect on what has been an especially trying and challenging year. No matter the outcome of the election, one thing is for certain – the contentious battle for the White House amidst a pandemic has resulted in feelings of isolation and uncertainty for many. Emotions are running high and hope and trust are fleeting.  Please know that as members of the RVU Family, you are cared for and supported. Feelings you may […]

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