» An Update from Our Dean

Spring 2019 Dean Ronald P. Jordan



It is my pleasure to share our new Chapman University School of Pharmacy Strategic Plan 2018-2022. We are proud to align our school with the university to improve The Chapman Experience for our faculty, staff, students, and constituents by focusing on the continuous development of our culture, research, community, student body, and curriculum. Another strategic priority is to become a leader in patient safety advocacy. We are committed to eliminating preventable harm and mortality within health care so people can live healthier, better lives.

To become a recognized national leader in patient safety, we are weaving this focus into our vision, our mission, our curriculum, and our research. I believe this emphasis will then organically put safety at the center of our culture and the practice of our students when they graduate. It is an honor to set our school on a path that I believe fulfills a passion for us while filling a real need in the health care industry.

As you will read in the newsletter, we are pleased with the many accomplishments our faculty, staff, and students continue to achieve.  Congratulations to our esteemed faculty for receiving grant funding in the 2018 fiscal year that placed CUSP fourth in the nation for the highest percentage of faculty with funding.  We also received our highest reported rankings so far in total grant funding (43) and non-Federal grants (24). We are grateful for Chapman’s generosity in allowing us to achieve that level of funding.

CUSP is also proud to announce the launch of our inaugural Rho Chi pharmacy honor society.  We will welcome 60 members into the Rho Chi chapter at the initiation ceremony on July 9, 2019. Drs. Tania Gregorian and Jelena Lewis are the chapter advisors.

At our recent commencement celebration events, our faculty and staff experienced some of the most positive and rewarding aspects of our work, witnessing the accomplishments of our students. It is an honor to celebrate with the graduates. We were also honored to award Dr. John Grabenstein the Chapman University Honorary Degree in Science for his work in enhancing pharmacy’s role in eliminating preventable disease through immunization.

Best wishes to the Class of 2019 graduates as they embark on their new journey as professionals!  We pledge to be here to support our newest colleagues.

As always, we thank all our friends and the pharmacy community for your commitment and support.  It is because of you that we can accomplish anything imaginable! 


Ronald P. Jordan, R.Ph., FAPhA
Chapman University School of Pharmacy