The College of Pharmacy recently completed its strategic planning process. One of the outcomes identified the need to better align and clarify roles and responsibilities within our administrative structure as well as develop succession planning and opportunities for growth. After discussions with faculty and staff, a revised organizational structure has been established and is effective immediately.
Susan Bruce, Pharm.D., BCPS, has been promoted to senior associate dean of education. She will provide leadership and vision for the academic direction and design of the professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. This includes oversight of the collegiate Office of Education and interprofessional education.
In accepting this role, Dr. Bruce has decided to step down as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice to provide an emphasized focus on pharmacy education, especially considering roll out of our new curriculum. She has led the department since 2008.
Mate Soric, Pharm.D., R.Ph., BCPS, has been appointed acting chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He will be responsible for overseeing the administrative support and infrastructure of the department as well as provide leadership and strategic direction. Dr. Soric will work with Dr. Bruce to initiate a smooth transition period as he assumes this role.
Dr. Soric will continue to maintain his vice chair of practice-based research role, working with other members throughout the College and University in this capacity. Dr. Soric has been with the College since 2010 – initially as a practice-based faculty and then campus-based full-time in 2017.
Seth Brownlee, Pharm.D., BCCCP, has been promoted to senior associate dean of program quality and student success. He will provide leadership and vision for assessment, accreditation, student and program outcomes, and pharmacy workforce matters within the College of Pharmacy. This includes oversight of the collegiate Offices of Assessment and Student Success.
We are very excited about these new changes and feel that this will set the stage for the future of the College. Please join me in congratulating each one in their new leadership role.
Richard Kasmer, Pharm.D., J.D.
Dean, College of Pharmacy