Two faculty make the move to associate dean

In January 2018, the Washington State University College of Pharmacy announced two updates to positions in its college leadership. Jennifer Robinson and Angela Stewart have been named associate deans for the college.

photo of jennifer robinsonRobinson joined the college faculty in 2008 and was previously assistant dean for recruitment and student success. She now serves as associate dean for professional education and will continue to oversee the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program. This degree makes up the majority of the college’s educational offerings.

“Jennifer has done truly outstanding work in the areas of recruitment, admission and student success, and is uniquely prepared to lead our professional degree program,” Dean Gary Pollack said in an internal announcement earlier this spring.

photo of angela stewartStewart joined the college faculty in 2013 after serving as an adjunct faculty in Yakima for several years. She served previously as assistant dean in Yakima providing on-site leadership for the establishment and launch of the extension of the college’s Doctor of Pharmacy program located on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus. Stewart will continue in this role as associate dean for the Yakima extension of the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

“Given the growth and stability of Yakima under Angie’s leadership, it is important to elevate the position title to communicate an appropriate level of authority and autonomy,” Pollack said.

Robinson is based in Spokane, Stewart is based in Yakima.

This change supports the college’s commitment to the transformation and innovation of the way it educates health care professionals and scientists. The college strives to provide a transformative experience with a focus on student-centered learning that will contribute to the patient-centered care teams of the future, and to challenge the status quo in order to develop practice-ready graduates who will lead tomorrow’s health care solutions.