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EVMS and William & Mary to explore potential merger

Story Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:36:00 EDT

The College of William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School announced that they have agreed to exclusively explore the feasibility of having EVMS become the William & Mary School of Medicine. Before a decision can be made by either W&M or EVMS, each must carefully investigate the implications of such a combination.

The Board of Visitors has directed that EVMS perform due diligence in this regard and it is not yet clear how long this process will take. If W&M and EVMS decide to proceed, approval from the Governor and General Assembly will be required.

President Harry T. Lester said, "The fact that one of the oldest, most prestigious colleges in the country would consider affiliating with us speaks volumes about the groundbreaking work our faculty, staff and students are achieving every day. While we won't know for some time how this will work out, I think this is a tremendous compliment and an opportunity worth exploring."