» An Update from Our Dean

Spring 2020

Dean Ronald P. Jordan

Greetings! We sincerely hope you are well, safe, and healthy.

CUSP’s leadership team formed CUSP COVID Task Force (CCTF) in early March to quickly and safely respond to the current situation. CCTF has performed admirably in keeping our communications streamlined and leading the rest of the faculty and staff through this unprecedented time.

Also, several CUSP faculty have been working in community pharmacies, hospitals, and health systems, where our students have done residencies, internships, and experiential education rotations. Over 200 CUSP alumni are also on the front line to the COVID-19 response around the nation. I am grateful for the CUSP community who has shown their dedication to keeping people safe during this global crisis. 

Last March, the 2021 U.S. News & World Report announced that CUSP is ranked in the top 100 best pharmacy schools in the nation. This is a remarkable advancement for a young school like us to be at No. 99 in its first year of being ranked by U.S. News & World Report after graduating its first two cohorts. We also recently welcomed Dr. Matthew Dintzer, Associate Dean of Assessment and Accreditation, and Dr. Reza Tehari, Associate Dean of Professional Affairs and Student Success. With these new, significant additions to our school, we are thrilled to celebrate more accomplishments that our faculty, staff, students, and alumni continue to achieve.

We are proud to have our third class of PharmD graduates, Class of 2020, who are proceeding to become the newest and greatest generation of pharmacists in the country. At least fifteen of them are headed to competitive post-graduate opportunities in residencies, fellowship, and further advanced education. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus for the formal commencement.

Best wishes to all our proud graduates as they embark on their new journey as professionals!

As always, thanks to all our friends and the pharmacy community for your commitment and support. It is because of you that we can do anything imaginable in preparing our students to keep patients safe with medication use so they can lead a better, safer, healthier life!

Ronald P. Jordan, R. Ph., FAPhA

Dean, Chapman University School of Pharmacy