University Appoints Founding Dean of Pharmacy

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marc A. Sweeney as the founding dean of the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy.

Building on Cedarville’s strength in the health sciences, he will lead the development of a Christ-centered pharmacy program that includes a department of pharmaceutical sciences and a department of pharmacy practice.

Sweeney comes to Cedarville from The University of Findlay where he most recently served as an associate professor and chair of pharmacy practice. He was part of the leadership team that began The University of Findlay’s School of Pharmacy.

In addition, Sweeney has participated in numerous professional endeavors, most notably serving on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Pharmacists Association and the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education. He is also a current member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Sweeney received his bachelor of science in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and his doctor of pharmacy from The Ohio State University. He also completed an Academic Leadership Fellowship at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a master of divinity from Southwest Bible College and Seminary.

“Dr. Sweeney will help us create a vibrant program,” said Dr. Bill Brown, Cedarville President, “one that will competently equip individuals to bring their biblical and moral convictions to the complicated issues of the pharmaceutical profession.”

At maturity, the School of Pharmacy will include a dean, assistant dean, two department chairs, and 25 faculty members. Undergraduate pre-pharmacy enrollment began this past fall. Pending accreditation, the four-year professional pharmacy program will begin in 2012.