Greensboro City Council approved a resolution Tuesday, Feb. 2, in support of UNCG’s efforts to establish a School of Pharmacy. Provost David H. Perrin received the resolution from Councilman Danny Thompson after the council’s unanimous vote. A committee of pharmacy school deans from around the country will visit the campus on March 5 to assess UNCG’s bid, and will pass their findings along to UNC General Administration.
Greensboro City Council Resolution
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO
WHEREAS, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has excellent undergraduate and graduate programs in sciences including a PhD in Medicinal Biochemistry, the Center for Drug Discovery, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering with North Carolina A&T State University, Nursing, Public Health and Business Economics that would support a pre-pharmacy and profession degree programs and research related to drug discovery and delivery systems;
WHEREAS, the Chief Executive Officers of the Moses Cone Health Care System, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Forsyth Medical Center and High Point Regional Health System have expressed strong and enthusiastic support for a School of Pharmacy at UNCG:
WHEREAS, the addition of a School of Pharmacy would enhance economic development in the area through construction/investment, design impact and the creation of jobs;
WHEREAS, the Greensboro Partnership and the Weaver and Bryan Foundations have pledged their support of the proposal;
WHEREAS, the Weaver Foundation has offered a parcel of real estate on which to construct the school in the heart of downtown Greensboro;
WHEREAS, a School of Pharmacy at UNCG responds to UNC Tomorrow, would be transformative for the University and would contribute to the economic development of Greensboro.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GREENSBORO:
That it supports the addition of a School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Adopted this the 2nd day of February 2010.