Dr. Bill Campbell, Dean and Professor Emeritus of the University of North Carolina and a past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, has accepted the position of Interim Dean of the WSU College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2009.

A search is underway for a new dean to replace James P. Kehrer, who is leaving in August to become dean of pharmacy at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Campbell retired to Washington state after serving 11 years as dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to Chapel Hill, he served four years as dean of the School of Pharmacy at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.

He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science from Oregon State University, a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical science from Purdue University, and also has worked at Oregon State University, Kaiser Foundation Health Services Research Center in Portland, and the University of Washington.

He served as the AACP president in 1988.