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Adtalem Global Education Announces Barbados as New Location for Ross University School of Medicine


Adtalem Global Education (NYSE:ATGE), a leading global education
provider, today announced it is relocating Ross University School of
Medicine (RUSM)'s medical sciences campus to Barbados. The academic
center will be in Bridgetown, leveraging existing facilities centrally
located in the vibrant capital city. Student housing will be located in
the parish of Christ Church at an existing housing community that
includes access to a community center, shopping, day care, student
services and transportation to campus. Students will begin the January
2019 semester at the new location, pending final regulatory approval
from the U.S. Department of Education.

"We are pleased to partner with Prime Minister Mia Mottley to establish
the RUSM campus. The Barbados government has been a very collaborative
partner during a pivotal time in RUSM's history, and we are confident
Barbados will be a positive and productive learning environment for our
students, faculty and staff," said Lisa Wardell, president and CEO of
Adtalem. "The decision to relocate RUSM from Dominica was complex and
one we approached with great deliberation. After careful consideration
of multiple options, including a review of our academic and
infrastructure requirements and future plans for RUSM, we believe the
move is in the long-term best interest of our RUSM community."

Prime Minister Mottley, in welcoming Ross University to Barbados, said,
"This is the type of investment that is very important to the
advancement of the Barbadian economy, and which will also add
immeasurably to our diversity. I am confident that this prestigious
university campus will impact significantly on the Barbadian landscape
on many levels. We are committed to transforming Barbados into a hub for
educational and medical services, including educational and medical
tourism. We recognise that these areas of tourism are among the fastest
growing areas in travel and tourism worldwide. This venture will be an
important pillar in that mission. We are very proud of our
infrastructure and expect RUSM students and faculty to settle very
quickly within our community, benefitting not only academically but also
from the rich cultural experiences that they will have while living

Founded in 1978, RUSM is a significant contributor to the U.S. medical
workforce. RUSM's 14,000 diverse alumni practice medicine throughout
North America and across all specialties, including a high percentage of
graduates who enter the in-demand field of primary care. In September of
2017, Dominica was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria, causing
devastation to the island, its buildings and infrastructure, and leading
to the safe evacuation of our students and faculty. Since that time, the
institution has maintained the quality and continuity of its medical
education program at temporary locations while damage assessment, repair
and rebuilding has occurred on the Dominica campus.

"Our students, faculty and staff have persevered through extraordinary,
unanticipated challenges from a natural disaster. I'm very proud of
their dedication," said William F. Owen, Jr. MD, FACP, RUSM dean and
chancellor. "Our medical education program is the foundation for careers
that will improve many communities and many lives, and we expect our
medical community will both contribute to and benefit from our new
campus in Barbados."

Adtalem is very mindful of the people of Dominica and the needs of the
community, and is creating a plan in close coordination with Prime
Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the government of Dominica that will take
these matters into meaningful consideration, including an appropriate
transition of our campus property and buildings. Furthermore, Adtalem is
committed to providing support to colleagues during the transition.

About Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global
Education (NYSE:ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the
United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to
achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to
our global community. Founded in 1978, RUSM is committed to educating a
diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S.
healthcare system. With more than 14,000 alumni, RUSM is an important
contributor to healthcare in North America. RUSM is accredited by the
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other
Health Professions (CAAM-HP). For more information, please visit

About Adtalem Global Education

The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to
achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to
our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member
S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the
parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American
University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified
Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education,
Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its
Keller Graduate School of Management, EduPristine, Ross University
School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
For more information, please visit

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