BUIES CREEK -- Ronald Maddox, the vice president of health programs at Campbell University, has been reappointed to serve on the North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s board of directors. Maddox was initially appointed to the board in 2012 and will serve another 2 years at the request of N.C. Speaker of the House Rep. Thom Tillis.
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine was charted in 1983 by the North Carolina General Assembly as an independent, quasi-state agency. Its purpose is to provide balanced, nonpartisan information on relevant health issues that affect North Carolina’s population. The members of the board of directors work closely with task forces assigned to help remedy those health issues. Maddox will serve alongside 20 other board members who come from leading companies in government, higher education, business and health care.
Maddox joined Campbell in 1985 to establish the School of Pharmacy, which was renamed in 2009 as the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
As founding dean of the school, he developed the first doctor of pharmacy degree in North Carolina. Under his leadership, the graduating classes have maintained a 98 percent passage rate on the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX), a percentage well above both the national and state averages. Maddox has served as vice president of health programs since 2010.
Before arriving at Campbell, Maddox was an associate dean and professor at Mercer University's School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Ga. During his tenure at Mercer, Maddox also served as a clinical pharmacist at the Georgia Baptist Medical Center, chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and relief pharmacist for a local retail pharmacy.
During his career, Maddox has received numerous recognitions including the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Pharmacy, and the American College of Apothecaries’ Dean’s Recognition Award for his dedicated service to independent pharmacy. He served as president of the board of trustees for the Fayetteville Regional Area Health Education Center, and currently serves as chair of the board of trustees for Harnett Health Systems.
Maddox received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy and Army ROTC commission from Auburn University. After completing his military service, Maddox earned his doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee.