PCSP Names New Dean

Dr. Cliff Fuhrman has been named Dean of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP), effective May 21, 2013.

Fuhrman has served as an administrator at PCSP since it was established, most recently as Interim Dean. In this role since January, Fuhrman has been responsible for maintaining the curriculum; retaining and recruiting faculty; overseeing accreditation, budget, and facilities; and fund raising.

“Cliff has been a significant part of the School of Pharmacy’s success. He stepped into a challenging situation in January and has enhanced the quality of the program. I am confident that he will continue to be an asset for the School of Pharmacy,” said PC president, Dr. Claude Lilly.

Before serving as Interim Dean, Fuhrman was Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at PCSP from November 2008 to January 2013. As Associate Dean, he developed policies and procedures affecting the overall conduct of faculty and students within the professional program, developed the professional academic program, oversaw faculty development, and established a system of programmatic assessment to assure program quality. Fuhrman has also taught a number of courses at the School of Pharmacy.

“I am delighted at the opportunity to serve as Dean of the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy,” Fuhrman said. “As we move forward, we will strive to continue the development of a nationally recognized educational program.

“Our strength is our faculty, students, and staff who believe in our core values of quality, service, scholarship, integrity, and community.”

Before arriving at PCSP, Fuhrman served as Assistant Dean at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, where he earned his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Fuhrman also served as Director of Curriculum Assessment and Development and as a professor during his 13 years at USC.

Fuhrman is a graduate of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Leadership Fellows Program and Leadership South Carolina and is a member of numerous organizations and committees related to the pharmacy profession.