(6 December 2013) Joseph T. DiPiro, executive dean of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) since 2005, announced he has accepted the position of dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, effective June 1, 2014.
DiPiro was the founding executive dean of the SCCP, which was formed in 2004 to combine the nationally recognized faculty, staff, and resources of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), a major academic medical center; and the University of South Carolina (USC), a large comprehensive university. With the addition of Greenville Health System (GHS), a progressive hospital system, the SCCP offers a statewide pharmacy education that is on a par with some of the most highly regarded colleges in the United States.
Administrators at SCCP founding institutions MUSC and USC will decide together on how and when to replace DiPiro, who always has worked closely with campus deans at USC (Randall C. Rowen) and MUSC (Philip D. Hall) as well as an associate regional dean (Fred Bender) at GHS.
An interim executive dean has not yet been announced.