Message from President Schure
Every day for the past twelve years, I have been enveloped by the joy of being part of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine community. That joy stems from the high purpose of the College’s instructional, research, and service missions, and the dedication and enabling support PCOM faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees and friends bring to their fulfillment. No words can adequately express my pride in a community that eleven years ago—through a bold strategic planning process—began to foresee its future, and that has brought that future to reality. Today, PCOM is in a much stronger position—academically, physically and financially. The College is a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, multi-campus, multi-accredited institution that holds a steadfast commitment to meaningful education and experience, to accountability, to transparency and to vision. Moreover, the climate of collegiality, camaraderie and mutual respect at PCOM is an inspiration.
Because so much has been accomplished and the College has proven its efficacy, now is an appropriate time to effect a natural transition in PCOM’s administration. Accordingly, I have shared with the PCOM Board of Trustees my intention to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 30, 2014. The Board has, with extraordinary kindness, accepted my retirement decision and desire to spend more time with my family.
During the months ahead, I look forward to the fulfillment of many PCOM milestones. And during this period, I have every expectation that the PCOM Board of Trustees—a board that has shown immeasurable vision, wisdom and commitment—will guide the College community through a search process that will culminate in the selection of an outstanding president to lead PCOM in the years to come.
I am humbled as I offer my profound thanks to the PCOM family. My years spent at the College have been more rewarding and fulfilling than I ever could have imagined.