Appointment of new Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Board of Governors has accepted the President’s recommendation to appoint Professor Michael Coughtrie as the new Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for a five-year term commencing August 1, 2013.

Coughtrie is professor of Biochemical Pharmacology and Operations Director of the Medical Research Institute, located within the Medical School at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He brings a strong commitment to research, teaching and learning through the recruitment and development of faculty and staff, curriculum development and leading key innovative development projects such as establishing and directing the postgraduate training and monitoring system in the Medical School, and leading and overseeing the implementation of a major IT Network infrastructure review across the University of Dundee.

Dr. Wayne Riggs has served as the dean pro tem, guiding the faculty through the interim period since Dean Robert Sindelar stepped down at the end of February 2013.