President Gozzo to Be Commencement Speaker

Albany, NY – April 21, 2014 – James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., President of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, will be the commencement speaker at the College’s 134th graduation ceremony. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

The Albany and Vermont Campus commencement ceremonies (the Vermont Campus will graduate on May 18) will be the final ones as president for Dr. Gozzo. He is stepping down from that role on June 30, following 16 years as president of the College.

Dr. Gozzo has led ACPHS through an unprecedented period of growth since arriving in 1998. Highlights include: the addition of 11 new academic programs, a tripling of the College’s enrollment, the construction or acquisition of seven buildings, the introduction of community youth programs, and the opening of a satellite campus in Colchester, Vermont.

“Jim has been instrumental in raising the profile of the institution to a level that few would have thought possible when he started,” said Herbert Chorbajian, Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees. “As he prepares for his final ACPHS commencement as president, I can think of no more appropriate person to address this year’s graduating class. I am sure that his remarks will serve as an inspiration for all of those in attendance.”

“It has been a privilege to serve as president of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for the past 16 years,” said President Gozzo. “I am honored to be delivering this year’s commencement address, and I look forward to sharing the day with our students and their families.”

About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution committed to graduating the best health care minds in the world. In addition to its doctor of pharmacy program, ACPHS offers six bachelor’s programs and five graduate programs in the health sciences. The College’s main campus is located in Albany, New York; its satellite campus is in Colchester, Vermont. For more information, please visit