Long Branch, N.J, March 29, 2016—Undergraduate research, unique student-faculty collaboration and the creation of new programs to meet marketplace demands, especially in healthcare, will play an important role at Georgian Court University, President Joseph R. Marbach said during a recent interview with SCAN-TV.
“We are relatively new to the healthcare field, and we are looking at new programs that meet the needs of those in our community,” he told Len Kiczek, host of the Social Community Activities Network’s (SCAN) cable TV show.
“Our partners at Meridian Health have at the forefront of working with their nurses and other healthcare professionals to ensure that we get the right amount of care to people in the right way, and as efficient a way as possible, and often that’s in an individual’s home,” Dr. Marbach explained, noting the emergence of occupations like healthcare navigator.
Dr. Marbach joined Mr. Kiczek for a wide-ranging conversation on everything from Georgian Court’s enrollment plans and future academic programs to the university’s mission and values, as shaped by Catherine McAuley, founder of GCU’s sponsoring order, the Sisters of Mercy. The president’s academic expertise on federalism, his experience as a scholar/author, and his passion New Jersey politics were also topics for discussion.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and an historic, special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court expands possibility for more than 2,300 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 30+ undergraduate majors and 10 graduate programs. The main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also serves students at New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.