Feb. 21, 2020

Feb. 21, 2020

Presidential message

Today, in Phoenix, Arizona, I joined with Provost Tom Murray, PhD, leaders from Arizona State University, our Board of Trustees, and members of our Presidential Health Sciences Phoenix Advisory Board to announce a major new partnership between Creighton University and ASU.

This historic partnership brings together educational, clinical, and research collaboration that will impact the health care landscape in the southwestern United States for years to come. We could not be more excited about its potential.

Under the terms of our agreement, ASU students will gain access to Creighton University doctoral programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy, while Creighton health science students will benefit from ASU faculty instruction and from participation in ASU student research projects.

This unique agreement positions both of our universities for an unprecedented and exciting future, full of promise and significance, while adding to our impressive and growing list of collaborative partners near and far, including other Jesuit universities in the U.S. and around the world, the University of Alaska Anchorage, and health care clinical providers locally and in Arizona.

I would like to thank ASU President Michael Crow, PhD, Executive Vice President and Provost Mark Searle, PhD, and their team for their exemplary efforts, working side by side with us, as together we structured this comprehensive, far-reaching agreement.

Too, I am grateful for the leadership of our Health Sciences Phoenix Advisory Board, and Board Chair Sharon Harper, a Creighton alumna who serves as a trustee at both Creighton and Arizona State, for their role in bringing our two institutions together.

I have no doubt that our respective universities will be stronger, better, and more effective because of it. And that the city of Phoenix, the state of Arizona, and the region’s growing population will be the ultimate beneficiaries.


Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD