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West Suburban College of Nursing Renamed Resurrection University

New Chancellor Appointed

CHICAGO, July 6, 2010 - West Suburban College of Nursing has been renamed Resurrection University. In addition, Steven D. Langdon, Ed.D., A.T.C. (photo at right), has been appointed Chancellor of the University after serving as Interim Chancellor.

After his appointment as Provost/Vice Chancellor of the college in 2007, Dr. Langdon served as Interim Chancellor this past year. He previously was Dean, College of Health Sciences and Human Performance, Vincennes University (Indiana).

Dr. Langdon earned a Doctor of Education from Oakland City University, a Master of Science from Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kansas.

“I am honored to lead the school at this exciting point in its long history,” commented Dr. Langdon. “There is a great demand for highly skilled nurses and other health professionals to meet the growing health care needs across the nation. Resurrection University can help fill that gap with graduates from its outstanding, flexible degree-granting programs. The continued affiliation with Resurrection Health Care allows numerous, convenient clinical sites for practicums, internships and employment.”

From its founding in 1914, West Suburban College of Nursing has been affiliated with West Suburban Medical Center. Although West Suburban Medical Center will be transferred to Vanguard Health on July 1, the University will continue as a member of Resurrection Health Care. The University will remain on the West Suburban Medical Center campus in Oak Park until a new site is determined, a process that is currently underway. The relocation is expected to occur within a year.

Resurrection University is a fully accredited, upper division educational institution supporting Catholic values. The University has a College of Nursing and a College of Allied Health and currently offers a bachelor of science and master of science degrees of nursing (BSN, MSN) as well as a bachelor of science degree in Health Informatics and Information Management (BS). The percentage of its nursing graduates who pass their state licensing exam is 92%, a testament to the quality of the program. Additional information is available at


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