A Special Announcement from Dr. Ron Maddox

Dear Alumni, Students & Friends of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences,


We’ve already had a very busy year! We launched our PT program in January and 40 new students arrived on campus eager to learn. Two weeks ago, we met with the Nursing Board in Raleigh and received initial approval status for the nursing program. We will enroll our first students in August.


It’s been an exciting time for us, and I look forward to the many exciting and new opportunities that will happen for Campbell University and the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. With that being said, I would like to announce my plans to retire from the position of Dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Vice President for Health Programs of Campbell University effective December 31, 2014.


After discussing this decision with President Wallace, we have created a transition plan that has both the students and the direction of the College in mind. We will begin searching for a new dean within the next few weeks, and it is our plan to have someone in the position by the summer.


I’m originally from Alabama. My mother and father have both passed away and the only person I have left is my brother in Alabama. I was only able to go home twice last year and the second time I visited, my brother couldn’t walk. I decided it was time for me to go home and spend time with my family.


When I first came to Campbell University in February 1985, I had no idea that I would serve this University for close to 30 years. Campbell has been a major part of my career and life. Suzan and I raised four children here and saw the School of Pharmacy evolve from a vision to what it is today – truly a dream come true. Thank you for your part in making this a reality. 


I think back to when I started working when I was 12 years-old at the local Dairy Queen. I got paid $0.50 an hour, and I was so excited when I figured out how much I was going to make. When the owner gave me my first paycheck, I was shocked to see so little of it there. The owner explained that I had to pay taxes and that some of my paycheck was going to Social Security so I could retire when I turned 65. Friends, I’ve hit 65 and it’s time for me to spend time with my family. I have two grandchildren in South Dakota and a new grandbaby on the way. Suzan and I are looking forward to being able to see them whenever we want.


I know that you will carry on the proud tradition of the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences during this transition to new leadership.  I have enjoyed working with you and look forward to our time together this year.






Ronald W. Maddox, PharmD
Vice President for Health Programs
Dean, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences