2020-2025 Strategic Plan


Pillar leads:








Mate Soric, Pharm.D.
Chair and Professor,
Pharmacy Practice








Randon Welton, M.D.
The Margaret Clark Morgan
Chair of Psychiatry

Guiding Principles

  • NEOMED places the highest priority on educating its students and will provide a diverse, inclusive and nurturing environment that values the individual strengths and unique needs of all its students through a compassionate, equitable and supportive culture.
  • NEOMED strives to deliver an Exceptional Student Experience that prepares students to be leaders in their field through curiosity, self-reflection, intrinsic motivation and collaborative education.
  • NEOMED believes in continuous curricular improvement to maximize the value of the educational experience for its students.
  • Leveraging real-world and clinical experiences, our faculty and staff foster an educational environment that is academically rigorous and challenges the student to grow.
  • NEOMED has a dynamic approach to problem-solving that equips students with the knowledge and skills that will make them excellent professionals engaged in advancing health and health care wherever their journey leads.

Strategic Initiatives

  1. Elevate student engagement and develop a standard for delivering an Exceptional Student Experience
  2. Provide students with greater opportunities to learn and practice leadership skills in their respective fields of study
  3. Enhance cultural competency training in the curricula
  4. Integrate and expand the use of new educational technologies in the curricula
  5. Define and track measures that demonstrate student performance and progress, consistent with education level
  6. Expand existing partnerships and seek new relationships and partners to enhance diverse opportunities for students
  7. Create a culture of continuous quality improvement with respect to education, outcomes and student satisfaction
  8. Integrate meaningful research training and experiences into NEOMED’s curricula to provide context for understanding health and patient care
  9. Explore Interprofessional Education (IPE) opportunities



Samantha Bliss
Phone: 330.325.6252
Email: sbliss@neomed.edu