SP1.2: Establish a New College or School in the Life Sciences

This project to establish a school of pharmacy has met its goals according to an aggressive timetable. Working with a consultant, we drafted and submitted the Letter of Intent to SUNY in September 2013 and subsequently rebutted objections raised by the University at Buffalo and Upstate Medical University. We expect to receive a green light to develop a full proposal in December 2013. The budget, timetable and planning are in place to create the school of pharmacy. A full proposal will be drafted in January 2014, reviewed by an external consultant and submitted to SUNY in March 2014. Application for pre-candidacy for accreditation will be submitted within a year, as a dean and faculty are hired and curriculum design is completed.

Goals advanced under this project:

  1. Become a Nationally Recognized University for Outstanding Doctoral Education
  2. Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Profile to that of a Premier Public University
  3. Enrich Collaborative Culture for Research, Scholarship and Creative Production
  4. Increase the Transformational Impact of the University’s Research, Scholarship, Creative Activities and Doctoral Education on Society

Indicators of success for these goals are:

Milestones completed since last progress report:

Last Updated: 9/11/14