Published December 1, 2020
The search for the next dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has begun with the appointment of a search committee chaired by Joseph J. Zambon, dean of the School of Dental Medicine.
The search is seeking a successor to James M. O’Donnell, who is stepping down as dean at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. He will return to a UB faculty role as professor of pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmacology and toxicology.
The search committee, appointed by Provost A. Scott Weber and Michael E. Cain, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, includes faculty from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as other UB and community members with relevant professional interests and expertise.
In addition to Zambon, the search committee includes:
UB also has hired the consulting firm Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with the search. Jett Pihakis, the principal from the firm working on the search, has experience in recruiting leaders to UB at the cabinet, decanal and department chair levels.
The search committee will begin its work this month, with a goal of making an appointment in the spring semester.
Throughout the coming months, Zambon will update the university community regarding the committee’s progress. Information will also be available on the search website.