PROVO, Utah, Oct. 27, 2020 – The proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (Noorda-COM) today announced the appointment of Schyler Richards as Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

In her role, Richards will provide counsel on the College’s outreach to external audiences, fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, communications, advertising, media, government relations, and community relations.

“We couldn’t be more impressed with the level of experience and leadership Schyler brings to the proposed Noorda-COM,” said Dr. Richard P. Nielsen, founding president and CEO of the proposed Noorda-COM. “Her expertise will be crucial during the next few years and beyond as we continue to build the curriculum, hire a complete faculty, build a prestigious research consortium, build a medical education and research campus, build the proposed medical school and invite our inaugural class of medical students in the fall of 2021.”

Richards served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Touro University in Nevada. She also served at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas holding numerous positions, including Associate Vice President for Alumni & External Relations, Associate Vice President for Community Relations, Chief of Staff to the University President, and Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship.

“I am grateful to become a member of the founding executive team at the proposed Noorda-COM,” said Richards. “Together, we will create a great institution to provide local students with the professional medical skills needed to serve the people of Utah, across the country, and around the globe. Our students will join medical students from other Utah medical schools in addressing the on-going shortage of physicians in Utah and across the country.”

The proposed Noorda-COM received Candidate Status in June of 2019 as part of the accreditation process from the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). It recently received the accreditation status of Rights to Recruit, allowing the proposed Noorda-COM to begin recruiting its inaugural class.

About the proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine

The proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is an independent and freestanding institution overseen by a governing Board of Trustees located in Provo, Utah. Its Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program is designed to train outstanding future physicians. Its mission is to empower students with essential personal and professional skills to be competent, confident, and compassionate osteopathic physicians. The college has achieved Candidate with Rights to Recruit Status by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

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