Legislative Accomplishment

Secured funding for the development of a Joint School of Public Health between ODU and NSU

Delegate Askew secured $1.5 million for both ODU and NSU to develop a Joint School of Public Health. Per the Virginian Pilot:

“Amid the worst pandemic in modern U.S. history, Old Dominion and Norfolk State universities want to launch a joint school centered on the study of public health. The universities announced their intentions to develop a regional public health educational program Thursday, less than a week before the Virginia General Assembly convenes for the legislative session. The Norfolk-based institutions likely will request state funding to help support their pursuit.”

Read the full article: https://www.pilotonline.com/news/health/vp-nw-odu-nsu-public-health-school-20210108-gb4gxurpyfaehen55iemcg3qem-story.html

Read the law: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+mbr+H311