In the article “How North Texas Universities Are Improving Tech Education” posted this morning by D Magazine, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love commented on informatics programs at Texas Woman’s University.
According to the story written by Jeff Bounds, “Dallas-Fort Worth is predicted to add more than 14,300 high-paying jobs across 13 information-technology categories between now and 2022.”
An “informatics” program announced by Texas Woman’s University last May provides a good example of North Texas universities’ willingness to work with corporate sectors. The program was inspired by a meeting between Texas Woman’s chancellor and president, Carine Feyten, and the CEO of Methodist Health System, Stephen Mansfield.
“We did not provide any special funding, but we did give candid feedback, suggestions, and help to market and launch the informatics program,” said Love, who was present at the meeting. “They developed a curriculum that would meet the needs of students and hospitals and responded in a very timely manner. This is an example of our collaborations with universities across the region.”
You can read the full story here.