Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Wingate University

INSTITUTION:

A comprehensive, independent, residential and growing university in North Carolina, Wingate serves more than 3,600 students. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors as well as graduate and professional programs. Wingate is home to the Cannon College of Arts and Sciences, the Levine College of Health Sciences, the College of Professional Studies, the Byrum School of Business, the Thayer School of Education, and the School of Sport Sciences.

Wingate University is a laboratory of difference-making, aligning talent, resources and expertise with student learning opportunities to improve the human condition.

The University blends in-class exploration with out-of-class application to deliver an uncommon and life-changing educational experience. More than one in five Wingate undergraduate students is preparing to be a pharmacist, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or nurse, and 71 percent of graduate students are enrolled in health sciences. Wingate offers six master’s degree programs and four doctoral degree programs. Students are supported by more than 300 endowed scholarships. The University’s motto is “Faith, Knowledge, Service.”

The main campus is located in Wingate, NC, with additional locations in Hendersonville, NC, and in the Ballantyne neighborhood of Charlotte, NC.

Wingate has experienced rapid growth in enrollment over the past decade or so (77% growth between 2007 and 2017) making it the fastest-growing university in NC. The University has a proud tradition of providing an excellent education to a diverse student population through active learning opportunities including personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery, faith development and community service. Approximately 75% of Wingate students are pursuing undergraduate degrees, and about 73% of undergraduate students live on campus.

Since 2000, Wingate has ranked at the top echelon in NCAA Division II athletics, and first among all North Carolina colleges and universities, with 113 Academic All-America selections, and is tops among all South Atlantic Conference (SAC) schools with 122 lifetime honorees. Approximately 23% of Wingate students are student-athletes who compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the SAC Echols Athletic Excellence Award each year for the past 13 years. In addition to the DII athletic program, the University offers a robust intramural athletics program as part of approximately 100 registered student organizations that also include sororities, fraternities, academic clubs, honor societies, service organizations and student government.

Wingate has also been recognized for its exceptional environment for its approximately 830 employees and has a strong reputation for faculty retention. The University was named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2016 and a Top Workplace for 2015 by the Charlotte Observer.

For additional information, please visit the Wingate University website: www.wingate.edu.

Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Admitting its charter class in 2003, Wingate University School of Pharmacy (School) currently has an enrollment of approximately 300 professional students pursuing their Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The School has 40 full time faculty and 10 staff across two campuses. The Wingate Campus houses most of the students and faculty while a satellite campus in Hendersonville, NC supports efforts to reach the underserved in western North Carolina. In addition to the Wingate/Charlotte and Hendersonville/Asheville regions, students complete rotations during their fourth professional year in regional zones based in Hickory, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem, NC.

The School’s mission is: “The Wingate University School of Pharmacy intends to be a nationally recognized leader in the education of students and pharmacists for the practice of pharmacy in all patient care settings for all patients. Wingate seeks to pursue its mission by providing an individualized, state-of-the-art learning environment that will facilitate the development of its students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills for the pursuit of pharmaceutical care. Wingate will stimulate scholarly inquiry and will facilitate service to patients, to the community, to the health care professions and to the institution. Consistent with the student-centered focus of the University, limited enrollment will allow for practice experiences during each year of the curriculum and the low student-to-faculty ratio necessary for the fulfillment of the School’s stated mission.”

The School is part of The Levine College of Health Sciences which also offers the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees. Nearly one-in-five Wingate undergraduate students has declared one of the on-campus health science programs as their major and 60 percent of graduate students are enrolled in health sciences. Interprofessional education (IPE) is already in place with these programs and continues to expand. In addition, a formal IPE agreement is in place with Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC.

For additional information, please visit the Wingate University website and the School of Pharmacy website.

REPORTS/RELATIONSHIPS:

This position reports directly to the Provost, serves a member of the Provost’s Council, and is expected to assist in advancing the University’s mission. As a result, the Dean will have multiple and various interactions with other academic leaders on campus. Within the School, the Dean provides leadership for 40 full time faculty and 10 staff across two campuses.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

The Dean will be expected to establish and maintain a state-of-the-art, fiscally sound, engaging environment in which the faculty, staff, and students have an exceptional opportunity to develop themselves and the program(s) to maximize success. This success is measured in terms of academic, professional, and personal development in support of the overall goal of becoming the institution of choice for all stakeholders. Therefore, the Dean is responsible for all academic and operational functions of the School, including direct responsibility for oversight of the School budget and its management, physical plant, human resources (recruiting, hiring, development, and advancement), curriculum (didactic and clinical), and student services. The Dean is also the steward of the School of Pharmacy’s managed endowment fund.

Specific duties of the Dean include, but are not limited to, responsibility for and/or oversight of, the following:

Administration:

  • Long-term financial planning; development of and adherence to an annual budget.
  • Securing external sources of student financial aid/support.
  • Collaborative resource development and ongoing physical plant planning.
  • Personal and faculty participation in university-wide functions.
  • Academic and nonacademic personnel management; academic and professional discipline.
  • Marketing, public and professional relations, school publications, and the annual report.
  • School’s role in community healthcare outreach and service.
  • Calendar planning and course scheduling; teach one course per semester.

Program:

  • Assurance of ACPE accreditation and ongoing program planning.
  • Ongoing monitoring of the state of the profession.
  • Ongoing program assessment and ongoing program quality assurance.

Student Resource:

  • Enrollment management; entering student quality assurance; assessment and quality assurance of student competence.
  • Ongoing assessment of, and maintaining, student satisfaction.
  • Assurance of maximizing student performance on NABPLEX.
  • Ongoing alumni contact; ongoing assessment of, and maintaining, alumni satisfaction.

Faculty and Staff Resource:

  • Faculty and staff: hiring; resource planning; evaluation; quality assurance; satisfaction.
  • Recommendations on faculty promotion and continuing contracts.
  • Faculty and staff workload and faculty teaching assignments.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successful record of scholarship, leadership, and administrative experience within a college or school of pharmacy.
  • Strong and effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good financial management skills with the ability to make strategic budget decisions within a limited resource environment.
  • Able to effectively and actively collaborate with the Office of Advancement on fundraising matters.
  • Expertise with professional program-level accreditation processes and with institutional-level regional accreditation requirements [e.g., American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE); Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) or other applicable accrediting bodies.]
  • Excellence in teaching; experience with curricular revision and innovative ideas about instruction for students with increasingly diverse learning styles and backgrounds are highly preferred attributes/experiences.
  • PharmD and/or PhD; eligible for faculty appointment at the rank of Professor.

COMPENSATION:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, relocation assistance, and competitive benefits package.

Wingate University abides by all federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age (over 40), sex, marital status or physical handicap, except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists. Wingate University is committed to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Wingate University expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

To make a nomination, provide a referral, or for additional information please use the contact information below. To apply, submit a resume and/or vita and cover letter to:
Coleman Lew Canny Bowen
6101 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28209
Ken Carrick, President
Allyson Colaço, Consultant
704.377.0362