by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer
Dr. Jeff Huston, associate professor of pharmacy practice at Cedarville University, was named as a professional pharmacist member of the State Board of Pharmacy by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. The State Board of Pharmacy is responsible for administering and enforcing the drug laws of Ohio.
“It is an honor to be appointed by Gov. DeWine to serve on the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy,” said Huston. “It is my hope working with pharmacy students, that these future pharmacists will see that board members are approachable and their desire is to help guide and support the students throughout their professional careers.
“My goal in teaching students has always been to stress the importance of being willing to serve wherever God calls them and to give God the glory for their successes.”
Huston earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and earned his Pharm.D. from Shenandoah University. He served as a community pharmacist in Columbus and Westerville, Ohio, for 11 years before accepting a position with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2001. In 2010, Huston transitioned to Cedarville University.
A major theme from Huston’s career is serving the underserved. He has led 24 medical mission trips with World Gospel Mission, taking teams of nursing and pharmacy students to Choluteca, Honduras, to care for those with limited access to health care.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Doctor of Pharmacy program, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit cedarville.edu.