ALBANY, NY – The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) Administration in conjunction with the Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to close operations on its satellite campus in Vermont in June 2021. The accelerated PharmD program will be discontinued after the current students have successfully completed the program.
“This decision was made because of the challenging prospect of turning around an enrollment that has been in decline since 2012. At this time, we need to focus on strengthening our recruitment efforts for the Albany campus,” said ACPHS President Greg Dewey.
The decision to close our Vermont campus is in no way a reflection of the quality of the program, faculty, staff and students in Vermont. ACPHS is very proud of all that our Vermont community has accomplished and appreciates their significant contributions to both educating the next generation of pharmacists and improving patient care in Vermont.
“We will ensure all current Vermont students will have the opportunity to complete their degree program on schedule without compromising the quality of their educational experience. While we are no longer accepting students to the Vermont program, we will strive to maintain a presence in Vermont with a select number of clinical rotation sites,” said Regional Dean Jennifer Mathews.
ACPHS is committed to holding true to its mission of ‘educating the next generation of leaders to improve the health of our society’. Consolidating the pharmacy program on our Albany campus will enable ACPHS to direct its resources to strengthen all of the College’s academic programs, both undergraduate and graduate, to ensure that all programs are competitive and produce readily employable graduates to enter various health sciences professions.