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Creighton University names new dean for School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Evan RobinsonCreighton University has announced a new dean for the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Evan T. Robinson, RPh, PhD, has been named dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, effective Aug. 19, 2019. He has served as the dean at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences since 2008.

“I feel both honored and privileged to be able to join Creighton University in the capacity of Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions,” said Robinson. “The chance to lead such a talented and passionate group of faculty, staff, and administrators in the enactment of the College and University vision and mission is truly exciting to me and I look forward to getting started this August.”

Robinson facilitated the development of the pharmacy program at Western New England University, a private university in Springfield, Massachusetts, as the founding dean of the university’s College of Pharmacy. Beginning in 2017, he helped establish a new entry-level doctor of occupational therapy program within the college, and oversaw the transition of the college to the newly named College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

In addition to serving as dean, Robinson served as the associate provost for academic affairs from September 2016 to July 2018.

Prior to joining Western New England University, Robinson participated in the development of two new schools of pharmacy at the University of Charleston, where he served as assistant dean for academic affairs and associate professor, and at Shenandoah University, where he served as associate professor, director of the division of technology, and continuing education administrator.

Robinson received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and his PhD in pharmacy administration from the Department of Pharmacy Care Systems at Auburn University.

He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed and nonpeer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, as well as engaged in more than 90 presentations and posters on a variety of topics.

Robinson was elected speaker of the house for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) in 2015 and served in that role until 2017. He also served as the AACP chair of the Council of Deans for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Amy Friedman Wilson, PharmD’95, has served as interim dean following the retirement of J. Chris Bradberry, PharmD, in 2018.

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