Dr. Toyin Tofade Appointed New Dean of the College of Pharmacy

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Toyin Tofade as the new Dean of the College of Pharmacy effective August 8, 2016. As dean, Dr. Tofade will provide direction and leadership, vision and oversight for the College of Pharmacy, and she will report to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Anthony Wutoh. 

Dr. Tofade most recently held the position of assistant dean of the Experiential Learning Program and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to 2013, she served as associate director of the program. Over the last several years, Dr. Tofade facilitated the growth and development of clinical track programs within the state, and lias expanded international rotation opportunities for students exponentially under her leadership. Previous to this role, Dr. Tofade served as the Director of Pharmacotherapy services at the Wake Area Health Education Center in North Carolina, serving in progressively responsible positions. Concurrently, Dr. Tofade served on the faculty of the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a Clinical Associate Professor. 

Dr. Tofade earned her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria in 1989, and her Master of Science in pharmacy practice and Doctor of Pharmacy, (Pharm.D.) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. She also completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency with emphasis in Clinical Pharmacokinetics at the University of North Carolina in 1994, and an additional Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in 1995. 

Her commitments to the profession extend beyond the position and include leadership roles on the national, state and local levels. Most notably, she is Co-Chair of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Steering Committee; and the Secretary of the International Pharmacists Federation (FIP) Academic Pharmacy Section. She has also served as the Team Lead of the FIP Education CPD/CE Development. Additionally, Dr. Tofade serves as president of a not-for-profit organization, Global Women Leaders, Inc., which trains women internationally to maximize their leadership potential. A notable teacher, in 2008, she was named Wake AHEC Mentor of the Year and was recognized for her continued excellence and dedication to the internal medicine residents and students. Dr. Tofade is also a certified professional co-active coach who assists pharmacists and students to achieve their goals, professionally and personally. She is a highly sought-after speaker and has published numerous academic articles in peer-reviewed journals. 

In addition, I am extending my gratitude to Dr. Daphne Bernard, who has served this past year as the interim dean of the College of Pharmacy. Her leadership, dedication and service to the University was very key during this period, and we thank her for working tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition. Dr. Bernard will continue at Howard University in the role of Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy. 

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Tofade on her appointment as Dean and welcoming her to Howard University as she brings her vision and leadership to us. 

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