Statement from the Board of Trustees
On December 16, 2021, the Fielding Board of Trustees unanimously approved an affiliation agreement with Rowan Education Partners, an initiative of Rowan University. The affiliation is expected to take effect in 2023, subject to regulatory and accreditation approvals. When the affiliation is complete, Fielding will be an institutional member of Rowan Education Partners.
Created by Rowan University, Rowan Education Partners is a non-profit affiliate network of higher educational institutions that serve diverse populations and audiences. The network is intended to benefit affiliates by providing a set of coordinated services to support the delivery of their respective academic programs. Fielding is the first institution to join the network.
Rowan University is a comprehensive R-2 university with approximately 20,000 students offering more than 74 bachelor’s degrees and 51 master’s degree programs, four doctoral programs, and two professional programs. The university is one of just 56 institutions in the country with accredited programs in business, education, engineering and medicine. The main campus is located in Glassboro, New Jersey. See www.rowan.edu.
The partnership between Rowan and Fielding is an exceptional opportunity for our entire community. An alliance with Rowan Education Partners empowers Fielding to do what it has done since its founding in 1974—offering educational opportunities to adult learners as they pursue graduate degrees in the social sciences. Benefits include increasing technology and academic supports for our students in all programs by securing more resources through collaborative planning. In addition, there are many exciting opportunities to explore, including scholarly collaboration amongst members of the affiliate network and global programming for adult learners.
I would like to thank Fielding President Katrina S. Rogers, Rowan University President Ali Houshmand, Rowan Education Partners President Horacio Sosa, and their teams for their dedication and hard work in making this partnership a reality. This agreement is tangible evidence of the mutual respect and commitment between Rowan and Fielding that will ensure the future success of our students, faculty, and alums.
As the next steps, we will be providing opportunities to discuss the affiliation and implications for our community in the months ahead.
With kind regards,
Karen Bogart, Ph.D.
Chair, Board of Trustees
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