Patricia Chase, dean of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, has been selected as president-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
AACP is a national organization comprised of 129 accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy that represents the interests of pharmacy education.
Chase will be installed as president-elect for 2013-2014 at the AACP Annual Meeting in July. Next, she will serve as the association's 2014-2015 president and then as 2015-2016 past president.
Chase has been active in AACP for many years. She has taught at the Academic Leadership Fellows Program for the past nine years and has served both as chairwoman and secretary of the Council of Deans and chair of AACP's Women Faculty Special Interest Group. She was also the lead editor for the AACP Dean's Compass: Practical Advice for Achieving Excellence and served as a facilitator for the Institute for Pedagogical and Curriculum Change and the New Teacher's Seminar.
Chase is the third dean in the history of the WVU School of Pharmacy who will serve as AACP president. J. Lester Hayman, the first dean of the WVU School of Pharmacy, was AACP president from 1948-1949, and Raphael O. Bachmann, second dean of the school, was president from 1969-1970.