ACPE names pharmacy dean chair-elect for international commission
Indra K. Reddy, Ph.D., professor and founding dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, was named vice chair/chair-elect of the International Commission for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) from Feb. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016.
Since 2013, Reddy has served as an international commissioner through the International Service Program, which extends through 2016. In this role, he serves with site evaluation teams to improve and certify programs at colleges of pharmacy around the world. Beginning in February 2016, Reddy will represent the International Commission as chair during ACPE board of directors’ meetings.
“I bring my experiences as founding dean of the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy to the floor to help advance the mission of ACPE’s International Services Program, to enhance the quality of pharmacy education, training and practice in global settings,” Reddy said. “I am delighted to serve as International Commissioner as it presents a tremendous opportunity to contribute to the advancement of pharmacy education and training and to the provision of optimal patient care.”
As commissioners, the team witnesses and participates in, firsthand, the quality enhancement of pharmacy education and practices throughout the world.
In June, ACPE granted pharmacy degree program certification to programs in India, Cyprus, and Saudi Arabia. Recently certified programs include, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Colleges of Pharmacy in India, Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy in Northern Cyprus, and King Faisal University College of Clinical Pharmacy in Saudi Arabia.