Healthier Tomorrows Begin at Oak Point
At Oak Point University, formerly Resurrection University, our journey to building a better model of higher education is more than a new name and visual identity. We aspire to redefine 21st-century healthcare higher learning for today’s aspiring professionals and lifelong learners.
For those eager to start a new career or advance to the next level, we offer convenient options for today’s learners to earn a degree, an advanced degree, a post-master certificate, a microcredential, continuing education credits, or any combination to personalize their paths in healthcare.
Our faculty are experienced, accessible, and supportive of every student they instruct. Our recently launched Partner Solutions delivers real-world experience and workforce-ready employees to help bridge gaps identified by regional institutions while participants earn while they learn.
We’re proud of how far we’ve come. We’re ready to lead what’s next. We’re defining a new tradition in education—it all starts from this point forward.
Dr. Therese A. Scanlan
Hear Dr. Scanlan discuss our plans for the future of Oak Point.
You Belong Here
Welcome to Oak Point University. As the president of this esteemed institution, I am honored to lead such a vibrant and dynamic community of learners and educators.
Oak Point University is committed to providing an exceptional educational experience that prepares students to succeed in today’s complex and rapidly changing world. Our distinguished faculty members bring expertise and experience to the classroom, and our state-of-the-art facilities and resources support their innovative and cutting-edge research.
Education is the key to unlocking a brighter future through healthier tomorrows. We are dedicated to giving our students the healthcare education they need to achieve their goals and dreams. Whether you are just beginning your academic journey or are a seasoned professional looking to enhance your knowledge and skills, we have a program that can help you reach your full potential.
As you embark on this exciting new chapter in your academic and personal life, I invite you to embrace Oak Point University’s opportunities. Together, we can make a difference in our communities and the world beyond.
Once again, welcome to Oak Point University. We are thrilled to have you as part of our community.
Therese A. Scanlan, EdD
Meet Our President
Dr. Scanlan assumed the role of president at Oak Point University in June 2016, following her appointment as interim president from March to June of the same year. She previously held positions as COO and CFO, guiding various governance, legal, construction, and financial initiatives throughout the University’s period of substantial expansion. She has held various leadership positions across the University, from the former West Suburban College of Nursing to the present-day Oak Point University.
In the fall of 2021, under Dr. Scanlan’s leadership, the University celebrated three critical milestones in its history. First, it completed the lengthy years-long process of separating from its parent healthcare system and becoming an independent, nonprofit university. Dr. Scanlan was pivotal in overseeing the contract, financial, governance, and regulatory aspects of the change of control process. Second, it launched the University’s new name and brand. And third, it opened the University’s second campus in suburban Oak Brook, Illinois.
Dr. Scanlan spearheaded the planning, construction, and relocation of its main campus from Oak Park to Chicago’s Ascension Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital Center in December 2012. Dr. Scanlan’s vision for the future persisted at the new location. In 2016, the development of a new Interprofessional Education Simulation Learning Center, featuring 14 state-of-the-art rooms, replaced the original single-room center constructed in 2012. The new facility allowed students to work together on interdisciplinary patient care teams, utilizing didactic clinical, classroom, and simulation education. This resulted in graduates who practice patient-centered, integrated, team-based healthcare.
Apart from her work at Oak Point University, Dr. Scanlan has held several administrative positions in various sectors of higher education and non-profit management, including the City Colleges of Chicago, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, DeVry Chicago, and Governors State University, where she served as the Director of Financial Aid. She was also a faculty member in the School of Education at Capella University.
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