Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh and University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce announce a new partnership for medical education and research between the two schools.

History of the Regional Health Partnership

Fall 2014

University of Washington and Washington State University announced the dissolution of their 40-year-old WWAMI affiliation. WSU indicates it will pursue creation of a second medical school in Washington. UW approaches Gonzaga to be its WWAMI partner in Spokane. Partnerships with local higher education institutions are a core strategy in the WWAMI program throughout the Pacific Northwest.

December 1, 2014

UW and Gonzaga announce their intent to formally explore the opportunity to partner to sustain and grow the WWAMI program in Spokane.

Winter-Spring 2015

Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh holds a series of listening sessions with community and regional leaders in Spokane, gathering perspectives and priorities from health care, business, education, elected and civic leaders about the proposed partnership.

Summer 2015

Partnership talks begin in earnest.

February 24, 2016

UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh jointly announce an agreement had been reached.

May 2, 2016

UW announces its largest class ever is enrolled for Spokane; 60 first-year students will join 40 second-year students on Gonzaga’s campus in the fall.

June 2016

UW faculty and staff begin moving into the Schoenberg Center on Gonzaga’s campus.

August 2016

The first group of students arrive at the Gonzaga campus for the start of the semester.