Buies Creek, NC – Dr. Ronald Maddox, Dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, has been appointed to the new Cabinet-level position, Vice President for Health Programs, and will remain Dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
The announcement was made by Campbell University President Jerry Wallace, “I am very pleased Dr. Maddox has agreed to take on this important role. He is well qualified to lead in administering the current programs and in planning and implementing future development of health care programs including the College of Osteopathic Medicine.” Maddox’s position came into effect on September 1 by a unanimous vote of the University’s Board of Trustees.
Maddox brings strong administrative experience and an extensive record of academic success to the new role. He came to Campbell University in 1985 to establish the School of Pharmacy. As founding dean of the school, he developed an academic program that offered the first doctor of pharmacy degree in North Carolina, in what was the first pharmacy school in the nation to require a community pharmacy experience during the fourth-year training rotations. Under his leadership, the graduating classes have maintained a 98.5% passage rate on the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX), a percentage well above both the national and state averages.
“As a successful dean, Ron Maddox has demonstrated that he has the vision and leadership skills to advance the University’s health sciences programming,” said Dwaine Greene, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. “Health Sciences is a significant direction of the University, with major growth and development ahead. We look forward to continuing the strength of our pharmacy programs, adding a Physician Assistant program in the fall of 2011, and planning other programs for the near future, beginning with Osteopathic Medicine.”
“I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve Campbell University in this capacity,” said Maddox. “The expansion of our health sciences programming on campus will allow us to train students with Campbell’s Christian values in a collaborative medical team to provide a positive difference in patient outcomes.”
Maddox received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and Army ROTC commission from Auburn University. Upon completion of his military service, he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee. After graduation he was appointed Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Mercer University School of Pharmacy in Atlanta. During his tenure at Mercer University, Maddox served as an Associate Dean and Professor, Clinical Pharmacist at the Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and relief pharmacist for a local chain drugstore. He arrived at Campbell University in 1985 to establish a School of Pharmacy.
Maddox has received the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Pharmacy, and the American College of Apothecaries’ Dean’s Recognition Award for outstanding service to independent pharmacy. He served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Fayetteville Regional Area Health Education Center, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Harnett County Health Systems.
Photo Copy: Dr. Ronald Maddox