Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
I am pleased to announce that, on February 13, Rowan University's Board of Trustees adopted a new name for the School of Osteopathic Medicine—Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
The Communication Integration Team explored several naming and identity system options for the school for when its transfer is effective, July 1.
The decision to call the school Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, or RowanSOM informally and in secondary references, firmly incorporates SOM into Rowan and takes advantage of Rowan's regional and growing national reputation.
"Such a transition as moving one school to another is hardly ever seamless but the adoption of the new name gives everyone on both campuses a sense of belonging," Rowan President Ali Houshmand said.
The new name reflects a bonding of the schools, both well-established and complementary of one another. The name captures both SOM’s rich history and its exciting future as part of Rowan University.
Graphical standards, developed through cooperation of staff at Rowan and SOM, will be used in signage, websites, business cards, stationery, and much more. A distinct lab coat patch is still in development.
My best regards,
Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO