Brierley elected chair-elect for AACP section

Published February 1, 2018

Rebecca H. Brierley, assistant dean for external affairs in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been elected chair-elect for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) Administrative Services Section.

The section fosters the development of excellence, innovation and leadership in all professional endeavors, including administration, practice, scholarship and service within the organization, the larger academic community and the health care professions.

Brierley began her career at UB at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and then moved to the pharmacy school as the assistant to the associate dean of clinical education and research, overseeing external partnership development and creation of student and clinical partnership agreements. She later became the director of the Office of External Affairs, and then assistant dean.

In this role, she oversees all school-based communications, marketing and alumni relations activities, as well as manages strategic initiatives. She also was the direct liaison for the construction of the new pharmacy building on the South Campus and the move of the school from the North Campus to the South.

Her involvement with AACP includes serving as the Administrative Section’s inaugural secretary and member of its communications committee and program planning committee.

Brierley earned a EdM in educational leadership and policy from UB.