Ronald Maddox, dean of the College of Pharmacy and vice president of health programs at Campbell University, has been appointed to serve on the North Carolina Institute of Medicine's board of directors.
Maddox will join 17 other board members from leading companies in government, higher education, business and health care.
Board members help guide the direction of the Institute, whose two-fold mission is to improve the delivery of health care throughout the state and serve as an advisory arm for the governor, general assembly and state government agencies in regard to the health and health care of citizens in North Carolina.
In his role as vice president, Maddox administers health science programs and leads the planning and implementation of future academic programming including the proposed School of Osteopathic Medicine. He also serves as dean of the University's College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
Maddox joined Campbell University in 1985 to establish the School of Pharmacy, which was renamed in 2009 as the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
As founding dean of the school, he developed the first doctor of pharmacy degree in North Carolina. Under his leadership, the graduating classes have maintained a 98% passage rate on the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam, a percentage well above both the national and state averages. Maddox has served as vice president of health programs since 2010.
Before arriving at Campbell, Maddox was an associate dean and professor at Mercer University's School of Pharmacy in Atlanta. During his tenure at Mercer, Maddox also served as a clinical pharmacist at the Georgia Baptist Medical Center, chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and relief pharmacist for a local retail pharmacy.
During his career, Maddox has received numerous recognitions including 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 his dedicated service to independent pharmacy. He served as president of the board of trustees for the Fayetteville Regional Area Health Education Center, and currently serves as chair of the board of trustees for Harnett Health Systems.
Maddox received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy and Army ROTC commission from Auburn University. After completing his military service, Maddox earned his doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee.