Drexel and Salus Universities
Drexel University and Salus University have signed an agreement to merge the institutions.
While the merger will still require regulatory and judicial approvals, the merger will bring together the complementary strengths of both institutions in graduate health sciences education and clinical practice. It would strengthen Drexel’s place as a leader in preparing future interprofessional health sciences practitioners by adding renowned Salus graduate degree programs such as optometry, audiology, blindness and low vision studies, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and orthotics and prosthetics. In addition, a merger with Salus would expand our physician assistant program, graduate enrollment and promote interdisciplinary research opportunities in new areas.
Drexel President John Fry and Salus President Michael Mittelman will form an Integration Council comprising faculty and professional staff from both universities that will address how and when academic programs and operational units will become part of Drexel’s structure. The work of the Integration Council is the next step in moving this opportunity forward and will take a year or more to fully complete.
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