BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis, Friday December 21, 2012 – Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine has signed a 25-year renewal of its partnership agreement with St Kitts and Nevis that paves the way for the United States training institution to move forward on a planned expansion of its campus and facilities.
By way of the agreement, the university has committed to spending a minimum of US $25 million over the next five years on its veterinary school’s expansion.
“With the government’s strong support and advocacy, we have been able to build an internationally regarded education program in St Kitts,” said Dr Andrew Jeon, president of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. “Their cooperation has ensured that Ross’s faculty and students have the resources they need to fulfill the School’s educational mission. It is our hope that the continued partnership and planned expansion activities will have mutual benefit for the students of Ross and families in our local community.”
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is a part of DeVry Inc. Since its founding in 1983, the veterinary school, has employed more than 300 staff, of which about 70 percent are local nationals. The new construction projects will result in additional permanent positions and are expected to increase revenues for local businesses due to the added student capacity. Currently more than 900 students are living and studying in St Kitts. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)