Buies Creek - The Campbell University Board of Trustees has voted to change the name of the School of Pharmacy to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, according to chairman Bob Barker.
"The Board of Trustees feels the name change reflects the University's commitment to educating not only qualified pharmacists, but other health sciences professionals in our community," said Barker. "This name change will provide the foundation to implement future health science programs as the University looks to the future."
The Board recently announced the addition of a master's program in Physician Assistant Studies to begin in 2011. This program will complement the College's impressive range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in pharmacy. These include not only the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, but also bachelor's and master's degrees in both Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Filling out this current portfolio is one of the nation's premier pre-pharmacy programs, which prepares students for entry into any of the pharmacy programs.
Dean Ronald Maddox says the name change is an indication of the University's desire to meet the health care demands of our state.
"The College's interdisciplinary learning, research, service and clinical practices in a Christian environment distinguish the University as a premier educational institution for health care professions," said Maddox. "Our objective is to promote, support and expand the institutional capacity to meet primary health-related needs for the citizens of North Carolina."
Campbell University President Jerry Wallace also recognized the decision as an investment in Campbell's future as a leader in health care education.
"I applaud the Board of Trustees' decision to change the name of the Pharmacy School to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences," he said. "Dr. Ronald Maddox, Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, will bring the experience, professional contacts and superb leadership necessary for the expanded role of health sciences at Campbell University."
The Campbell University School of Pharmacy was established in 1986 as the first new school of pharmacy to open in the United States in 35 years. Additional courses are taught at the School of Pharmacy Department of Clinical Research located on Campbell University's RTP campus.