Gregory Dewey Becomes 9th ACPHS President

Albany, NY – July 1, 2014 – Today marks the first official day in office for Gregory Dewey, Ph.D., president of Albany College of Pharmacy on Health Sciences. Dr. Dewey, who was introduced to the College community during an event on December 3, 2013, is the ninth president in the school’s 133-year history.

“I am thrilled to assume the role of president of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,” said Dr. Dewey. “Advances in basic life science research, information technology, and new imperatives for our health care systems are transforming the roles of pharmacists and health scientists. As a College, we must adapt our curricula to meet the demands of tomorrow’s professions. I look forward to working with the ACPHS faculty and staff as we prepare our students to thrive in this environment, and not only make a difference in people’s lives, but in the healthcare system as a whole.”

“During the past seven months, Greg has met with members of the Board of Trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, and students,” said Herbert Chorbajian, Chairman of the ACPHS Board of Trustees. “These meetings have provided him with valuable insights into the institution and helped identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The Board looks forward to working with Greg and supporting his vision for the College.”

Dr. Dewey previously served as Provost at the University of La Verne in California, a role he had held since 2009. In that capacity, he was responsible for achieving the highest standards of academic excellence, ensuring outstanding teaching and promoting scholarly and creative activities. During his time at La Verne, he oversaw academic affairs, student affairs, student services, enrollment management, financial aid, and athletics for the institution. The University of La Verne is a comprehensive doctoral university that enrolls approximately 8,000 students over four colleges and nine regional campuses.

Prior to joining the University of La Verne, Dr. Dewey served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Finnigan Chair at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) of Applied Life Science in Claremont, CA. As a founding faculty member of this pioneering institute, he played a key role in KGI’s growth during his ten years at the school, including the development of its groundbreaking Master’s of Bioscience program. This program, the first professional master of science program in the country, educates scientists and engineers to be managers in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.

Dr. Dewey was selected for the position following a nationwide search that began in May 2013 and culminated with his introduction seven months later. He succeeds James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., who had served as the College’s president since 1998.

About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. The College is committed to educating the next generation of leaders in the health care professions and to innovative research that translates scientific discoveries into therapies that benefit humankind. In addition to its doctor of pharmacy program, ACPHS offers six bachelor’s programs and five graduate programs in the health sciences. The College’s main campus is located in Albany, New York; its satellite campus is in Colchester, Vermont. For more information, please visit

Gil Chorbajian
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