Buies Creek, N.C. – The 2014 Pine Burr Yearbook was dedicated to Dr. Ronald Maddox at the University’s annual Publications Day event held Wednesday, April 16.
Maddox, dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and vice president for Health Programs at Campbell, will retire from his position at the end of 2014. He has spent his entire professional career working to train health care professionals to serve the people of North Carolina and surrounding areas.
“I hope we can educate the people in this community about their health care options and meet their needs,” said Maddox. “[Our students] can make a difference.”
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. Under his leadership, the University has expanded health science programs to include clinical research, pharmaceutical sciences, public health, physician assistant studies and physical therapy. In January, the N.C. Board of Nursing granted Campbell University initial approval status to start a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
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. He was recently reappointed to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s board of directors.
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.