I am pleased to announce that we have completed the change of ownership and USA is now a member of Laureate International Universities (LIU)! This global network of more than 78 institutions is dedicated to delivering quality, innovative higher education that prepares students for the rigorous demands of a global economy. LIU students are part of an international community of campus-based and online universities serving more than 780,000 students in 30 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. LIU offers hundreds of career-focused undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in fields including architecture, art, culinary arts, design, business, education, engineering, health sciences, hospitality, information technology, law, and medicine. You can explore this network at www.laureate.net.
Laureate has a strong reputation for higher education in medicine and health sciences, serving more than 142,000 students at 28 institutions in these fields worldwide. In fact, nearly 20% of all LIU students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in dentistry, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, nutritional sciences, and psychology.
It is a privilege for our University to join one of the world’s leading international networks of higher education. We now have the opportunity to shine on a global scale. USA will be able to leverage the higher education resources of this global network to further extend our reputation as a leader in occupational and physical therapy both nationally and globally. It means that the entire USA family – students, alumni, faculty, and staff – have educational opportunities beyond the borders of our campuses and the United States.
The academic standards and quality programs that have made USA a leader in higher education will not change. Our name will not change. The commitment we share to serve students will not change. And, the values and mission of USA will not change. What will change is the stature and reputation of USA in new and exciting ways for all of us.
I invite you to celebrate the University’s success and opportunities for an exciting future.
Wanda Nitsch, PT, PhD