West Suburban College of Nursing Renamed Resurrection University;
Steven Langdon Appointed Chancellor
Effective July 1, 2010, West Suburban College of Nursing became Resurrection University. In addition, Steven D. Langdon, Ed.D., A.T.C., was appointed Chancellor after serving as interim Chancellor for the past several months and Provost/Vice Chancellor since 2007.
Founded as West Suburban School of Nursing almost 100 years ago, Resurrection University is now a fully-accredited, not-for-profit, Catholic-based specialty school for health sciences. The University is owned and operated by Resurrection Heath Care, a not-for-profit Catholic organization sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and the Sisters of the Resurrection. Resurrection Health Care is comprised of hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, home health services, behavioral health programs and other health-related services that provide advanced medical care and exceptional customer service with compassion and hope.
From its founding in 1914, Resurrection University had been affiliated with West Suburban Medical Center. Although West Suburban was transferred to Vanguard Health on August 1, 2010, Resurrection University remains part of the Resurrection Health Care System. Resurrection Health Care chose to hold on to the nursing school to maintain a steady supply of nurses to the System’s hospitals. This continued affiliation will give students the opportunity to choose between several convenient clinical sites for practicums, internships and employment.
“I am truly excited about these new developments, the opportunities that accompany them, and what they will mean for our students,” said Steve Langdon. “I am especially honored to be able to lead the institution toward fulfillment of our mission which is to set the standard for professional health science education in metropolitan Chicago.”
Resurrection University will continue to be located at the campus of West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois while a search for a new location is conducted. The University is expected to relocate within a year. Resurrection University plans to find an “interim” campus where it could stay for the next three to five years. In the long term, Langdon says they hope to raise somewhere between $15 and $20 million to build a new campus.
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