UVI Announces $30 Million Gift For Development Of Medical School

Updated: 4/28/2014 11:39 AM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

PRESS RELEASE                                                                 

DATE: April 25, 2014

for immediate release

The University of the Virgin Islands Announces $30 Million Gift

for the Development of a Medical School

UVI Board of Trustees Chairman Alexander A. Moorhead, VI Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr., Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, and UVI President David Hall

UVI Board of Trustees Chairman Alexander A. Moorhead, VI Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr., Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, and UVI President David Hall

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) received a $30 million gift commitment to help establish a state-of-the-art, Territory-wide medical school. Announced today by UVI President David Hall, the generous gift on behalf of New Generation Power (NGP) and its Chairman, Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, will serve as a major part of the foundation funding for the medical school.

The announcement comes one week after a unanimous vote by the UVI Board of Trustees allowing President Hall to commence the development phase for the medical school that UVI will develop in partnership with the Territory’s two hospitals – Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas and Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix.

“This is a historic day in the life of the University of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands,” said President Hall. “Dr. Kathuria’s gift is the largest in the history of the University, and its impact will last for generations to come. Many Virgin Islanders will receive improved healthcare because of this generous gift,” he said.

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