Saint Joseph College just officially became the University of Saint Joseph this month, celebrating its role as an innovative and comprehensive center of higher education.
“The University of Saint Joseph is on the move and more vital than ever,” said USJ President Pamela Trotman Reid, Ph.D. “Today we introduce a new name that reflects our growth as an institution of regional, national and international importance.”
Under President Reid’s leadership, the University of Saint Joseph has established five schools – Health & Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Pharmacy, and Graduate and Professional Studies – located on two campuses in West Hartford and Hartford. In addition, USJ is expanding its international outreach to include partnerships with educational institutions in China, Ghana and the Middle East. Among its local partnerships, the University of Saint Joseph has collaborated with the Hospital for Special Care on their new Autism Center in New Britain, and developed a unique degree-completion program with graduates of the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program.
“The University of Saint Joseph is indeed a world-class institution, and at the same time continues to strengthen its local ties with surrounding communities,” said Jeanne B. Merola, chair of the University of Saint Joseph Board of Trustees.