Keck adds new dean to BioPharmacy school
Kathy D. Webster, PharmD and PhD, has been appointed founding dean of Keck Graduate Institute’s new School of BioPharmacy. The school, which is scheduled to admit its first class in fall 2014 pending accreditation, is being designed to meet future needs in the US healthcare system and to take advantage of KGI’s expertise in biotechnology education.
Dr. Webster has extensive experience working with new schools of pharmacy, including the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy, where she recently served as professor and associate dean of academic affairs. Prior to that, she served as the assistant dean and chair of pharmaceutical sciences and a professor at Feik School of Pharmacy, University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. She held several positions at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, including director of science education outreach, director of the pharmaceutical analysis laboratory and associate and assistant professor of medicinal chemistry. Also, as head of the analytical section there, she helped found and develop the Campbell University Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute (CUPSI), which provides contract services to small local and regional pharmaceutical companies. She has been serving KGI’s new school as interim dean since September 2012.