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SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES FACULTY CHAIRING ACCREDITATION COMMITTEES

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Misty M. Stutz, PharmD
Dean and Professor
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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LOUISVILLE, KY – Two Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SUCOPHS) faculty members have been appointed to chair committees of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the national agency that serves as the accreditor of pharmacy education.

Barbara Jolly, RPh, MPA, Professor and Director, Office of Lifelong Professional Development at SUCOPHS was elected Chair of the Continuing Pharmacy Education Commission (CPEC).

The CPEC was established in January 2007 to better serve the CPE program and to support the achievement of ACPE’s mission to assure and advance the quality of pharmacy education. The duties of the CPEC include: recommending policies and procedures for the ACPE CPE Provider Accreditation program; assisting in strategic planning; contributing to the planning of ACPE’s biennial CPE Conference; reviewing ACPE accredited providers’ comprehensive reports; and recommending accreditation actions to the ACPE Board of Directors.

Abeer M. Al-Ghananeem, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics and Director of Research at SUCOPHS and member of the Board of Trustees at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation, was elected Chair of the International Services Program (ISP) Commission.

The ISP Commission was established in February 2012 to better serve the international community and to support the achievement of ACPE’s mission to assure and advance the quality of pharmacy education. The duties of the ISP Commission include: recommending policies and procedures for the ACPE ISP Certification Program; assisting in strategic planning; reviewing ACPE certified program reports; and recommending certification actions to the ACPE Board of Directors.

“It is an honor to have our faculty serve on these prestigious committees of our accreditation body,” said Misty Stutz, PharmD, dean and professor Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Heatlh Sciences. ” It shows our commitment to the rigors necessary to provide the quality of education required by ACPE. I am very proud of both Professor Jolly and Dr. Al-Ghananeem for their service to our profession as they chair these important committees.”

ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. In collaboration with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, ACPE accredits pharmacy technician education and training programs. ACPE also offers evaluation and certification of professional degree programs internationally. The mission of ACPE is to assure and advance excellence in education for the profession of pharmacy.

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The University offers numerous certificates, diplomas, and degrees in career-orientated programs, ranging from business, pharmacy, human resources, I.T. and cyber security, supply-chain management, culinary and baking and pastry arts, hospitality studies, conflict management, nursing, allied health sciences, HVAC-R, interior design, and legal studies. Sullivan University has campuses in Louisville and Lexington, an extension in Fort Knox on the U.S. Army Post, and Learning Centers in Louisa, Carlisle and Mayfield. Sullivan University also has many programs available partially or wholly online. For more information, visit www.sullivan.edu.