ALBANY, NY – Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) President Greg Dewey announced today that this will be his last year serving as President of ACPHS. On July 1, 2022, after eight years at the College, he will step down and begin his retirement.
“I want you to know that it has been an honor to serve ACPHS, and I truly value the time that I have worked with the faculty, staff, students, alumni, Board of Trustees and President’s Advisory Council. Any progress that I have made toward advancing the College is because of you,” Dr. Dewey said in a letter to the ACPHS Community.
Dr. Dewey’s vision and leadership have helped advance ACPHS in many ways. He led a strategic planning process to inform the College’s efforts to improve the student experience and prepare graduates to address complex and evolving health care and industry needs. He also launched two successful capital campaigns to support these efforts and increased the College’s endowment by 80% to ensure ACPHS’ long-term success.
The centerpiece of Dr. Dewey’s effort to prepare students for the future of pharmacy and health care is the Stack Family Center for Biopharmaceutical Education and Training (CBET), located at the Albany NanoTech Complex, which is focused on training the next generation of life science professionals for the biotechnology and biomanufacturing industries.
Dr. Dewey established two student-operated pharmacies and a public health practice site in medically underserved areas to give students real-world experience tackling health disparities as part of an integrated health care team. The College is also improving the campus experience for current and future students by renovating the Gozzo Student Center, gathering spaces and labs.
Under Dr. Dewey’s leadership and with the hard work and support of the ACPHS community, the College successfully mitigated the COVID pandemic and has emerged stronger from the experience.
The Board of Trustees will establish a Presidential Search Committee composed of faculty, students, staff, alumni and trustees to oversee the search process. The Board’s goal is to conduct a search inclusive of the ACPHS community with the diversity and experience needed to effectively evaluate candidates, ensure that ACPHS has the capability to address key issues in higher education in the future, and continue the College’s leadership role and innovation in pharmacy school education.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank Dr. Dewey for his visionary leadership of ACPHS. The College has significantly benefited from his entrepreneurial expertise. Although this leadership transition is bittersweet, we are ready to prepare for the exciting opportunities ahead,” said Marion Morton, Chair of the Board of Trustees, in a letter to the ACPHS community.
Over the next year, Dr. Dewey will support the search committee and his successor to ensure a smooth transition and position ACPHS for continued success.
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. The College’s mission is to educate the next generation of leaders to improve the health of our society. ACPHS was named the #1 value-added college in the country by the Wall Street Journal and the Brookings Institution. For more information, go to www.acphs.edu.
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