NEOMED President Jay Gershen begins final year
ROOTSTOWN, OH, Oct. 4, 2018:
Nearly ten years after he was appointed as president of
Northeast Ohio Medical University, Jay A. Gershen, D.D.S.,
Ph.D., will retire, according to an
chair of NEOMED’s Board of Trustees.
Klonk said that Dr. Gershen intends to conclude his presidency of
NEOMED on September 30, 2019, nearly 10 years to the date in
October 2009 when the board approved his appointment. Dr.
Gershen will also discontinue his faculty appointments in the
University’s Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Jay A. Gershen, D.D.S., Ph.D.
The university has seen unprecedented growth during Dr. Gershen’s
tenure ― the longest of any state university president currently
serving in Ohio ― including the transition from being a college
serving three partner universities to an academic health center
and a university with three colleges of its own. The university
has also expanded its enrollment, endowment, campus size,
services to the community, research areas of focus,
collaborations and public-private partnerships.
“With amazing support from our donors, we recently
than $44 million for the University’s Shine On campaign,
surpassing our $40 million goal. We continue to realize
advancements with existing partners and promising opportunities
with new ones. We’re building new facilities to provide state of
the art education, expanded research and commercialization, and
we have a new strategic plan that’s ready to be implemented.
This is the perfect time to hand the baton to a new leader,”
said Dr. Gershen.
“Our students, alumni, faculty, researchers and staff have
continued to do such amazing things,” Dr. Gershen noted. “They
along with our outstanding hospital, university and business
community partners provide the basis for NEOMED’s bright
Editor’s Note: For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical
University (NEOMED) has worked in collaboration with its
educational, clinical and research partners to successfully
train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and
impact the region and beyond. The University offers Doctor of
Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in
addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research
opportunities in other medical areas.