PRINCESS ANNE, Md. –– The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced Thursday the appointment of Dr. Rondall E. Allen as its next dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
Allen was introduced during a midday meeting with faculty who teach in the departments of kinesiology, rehabilitation counseling, pharmacy, physical therapy and physician assistant studies.
The UMES dean’s post appealed to him, he said, because “we have an opportunity to train students to work together with other health professionals gives us an advantage,” he said, “so that out in the workforce, they will understand the importance of collaborative practice.”
For the past year, Allen has been an associate professor and associate dean for academic quality in the School of Pharmacy at South University, a private, for-profit institution in Savannah, Ga.
His first official day as dean will be July 1.