Wesley Rich to lead public health program

May 28, 2014 | 6 Comments

Wesley Rich to lead public health program

BUIES CREEK -- Wesley D. Rich, Ph.D., has been appointed chair of public health and associate dean of administration at Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, effective June 1. He is currently the college’s assistant dean of administration and assistant professor of public health.

Rich joined Campbell in 2007 as the director of assessment for CPHS and was appointed assistant professor in the college’s clinical research program in 2009 and served as interim chair in 2011. He was later appointed assistant dean of administration and assistant professor of public health in 2011. He received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013.

During his time at Campbell, Rich has provided evaluation services for the Doctor of Pharmacy program and was heavily involved in the college’s ACPE self-study for accreditation in 2009. In addition, he led the college-wide strategic planning efforts in 2010 and the feasibility study and implementation efforts for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which is currently accepting students for the fall semester.

Rich holds a Master of Education from Campbell and received his Doctor of Philosophy in Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University.

The public health program at Campbell was announced in 2011 with the purpose of addressing the shortage of public health professionals in the community and the state with a focus on rural health care disparities. The college offers several dual-degree program options that allow students to earn their Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Physician Assistant Practice, or Juris Doctor along with a Master of Science in Public Health. The inaugural class in public health graduated earlier this month.


Congratulations Wes! You have come a long way since your days teaching middle school!  So proud of your accomplishments!

By Chris Godwin on May 30, 2014 - 12:07pm

Excellent choice!  Congrats, Wes!

By John Mero on May 29, 2014 - 6:39pm

Dr. Rich is the perfect choice for this role. Students will benefit from his leadership and guidance. Congrats!

By Rebekah West on May 29, 2014 - 9:12am

Perfect choice!  Congratulations!!

By Sherry Haehl on May 28, 2014 - 12:54pm

Dr. Rich is extremely well qualified and will do a great job. Campbell proud!

By Adam English on May 28, 2014 - 12:39pm

Congratulations Wes!

By Lou Sherman on May 28, 2014 - 8:37am

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