Organization & Administration



The School of Pharmacy is composed of three academic divisions: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Practice, and Social and Administrative Sciences. The Division of Pharmacy Professional Development is a self-sustaining unit with responsibility for continuing professional development and outreach, but operates in many respects like the other divisions.

Support Units

Support units include the Experiential Education Program Office, the Instructional and Information Technology Group, the Business Office, Marketing & Communications & Development Group, the Research Administration Office, and the Student and Academic Affairs Office.

Other Entities

The Analytical Instrumentation Center, the Sonderegger Research Center, the Medicinal Chemistry Center, WisCNano, and the Office of Global Health also support the research and education missions of the school. The Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station is a contract research organization that supports drug development activities of faculty in the school and across the university, as well as in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology communities. They also partner extensively with DPPD on continuing professional development programming and are continuing to develop the ability to provide educational opportunities for PharmD students and Pharmaceutical Sciences Division graduate students. The school also houses the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the associated Center for Pharmaceuticals History and Policy.



The dean reports to the chancellor and the provost and serves as the Chief Academic and Executive Officer of the school with responsibility for faculty and staff development, personnel oversight, budget planning and management, research, curriculum, student academic affairs, and fund raising. Deans serve at the discretion of the Chancellor and undergo performance evaluations every 5 years. The dean chairs the Executive Committee and the Dean’s Advisory Council.