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Ron Jordan

Dean of the School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy
Office Location: Rinker Health Science Campus 214
Phone: (714) 516-5486
University of Rhode Island, Bachelor of Science


In addition to the degrees listed in the Education section above, Dean Jordan holds the following credentials: RPh and FAPhA. Ronald P. Jordan is a registered pharmacist and Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association. Dean Jordan was recruited by Chapman University, to found the School of Pharmacy at its new multidisciplinary Health Sciences Campus in Irvine, California in February of 2013. As the founding Dean and chief executive of the school he is responsible for all aspects of the strategic direction and development of the new program.

Dean Jordan previously served as dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island (URI) and as executive secretary of the Rhode Island State Crime Lab Commission since 2007. At URI, he oversaw completion of construction on his college’s $75 million research and teaching facility. During his tenure at URI, enrollment in the pharmacy program increased 45 percent. The URI College of Pharmacy ranked among the top research-oriented colleges of pharmacy in the U.S., with federally funded research exceeding a five-year average of nearly $9 million per year, a one-third period-to-period increase.

Dean Jordan is a former President of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the largest professional society of pharmacists in the world. He served six years on its board of trustees. Ron recently served on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Finance, Investment and Bylaws and Policy Development Committees and as a Dean Mentor for the Academic Leadership Fellows Program. He has also previously served a Trustee and Standardization Chairman of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), which develops consensus standards for the prescription drug benefit industry.

Dean Jordan was twice cited as one of the 50 most influential pharmacists in the United States by American Druggist. He received the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association award for Innovative Pharmacy Practice twice and has received numerous other awards and professional recognition including the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Richard A Bliss, Grand Council Citation and Award for inspiring leadership and appreciation for unselfish service to Pharmacy and Pharmacy Education and the URI College of Pharmacy, Dr. Norman A Campbell Award for Ethics and Excellence in HealthCare both awarded in 2006. In 2012 he received the Omicron Delta Kappa – Leadership Educator Award through its circle at URI. He has received numerous leadership awards and citations and has been made an Honorary Member of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association and the Pharmaceutical Society of Israel.

Ron is an entrepreneur and pharmacy leader with business development and health informatics expertise. He founded businesses in hospice and pain management pharmacy, health benefit management software and integrated health systems informatics consulting. He was also a senior executive at companies offering an internet consumer prescription marketplace, pharmaceutical product supply chain transformation and health benefit insurance.

He earned his BS Pharmacy at URI and studied three years in a Doctoral program in pharmaceutics. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for FSAStore Inc., and CareKinesis, a medication management company and was recently a member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the Rhode Island Free Clinic.