Ron Jordan, RPh, FAPhA

Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Chapman

Dean Jordan was recruited by Chapman University, to found the School of Pharmacy at its new

multidisciplinary Health Sciences Campus in Irvine, California in February of 2013. Dean Jordan

previously served as dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island (URI)

and as executive secretary of the Rhode Island State Crime Lab Commission since 2007. At

URI, he oversaw completion of construction on his college’s $75 million research and teaching

facility. During his tenure at URI, enrollment in the pharmacy program increased 45

percent. The URI College of Pharmacy ranked among the top research-oriented colleges of

pharmacy in the U.S., with federally funded research exceeding a five-year average of nearly $9

million per year, a one-third period-to-period increase. He is registered pharmacist and Fellow of

the American Pharmacists Association. Dean Jordan is a former President of the American

Pharmacists Association (APhA), the largest professional society of pharmacists in the world.

Recently he was selected as a Dean Mentor for the American Association of Colleges of

Pharmacy, Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Ron is an entrepreneur and pharmacy leader

with business development and health informatics expertise. He founded businesses in hospice

and pain management pharmacy, health benefit management software and integrated health

systems informatics consulting. He was also a senior executive at companies offering an internet

consumer prescription marketplace, pharmaceutical product supply chain transformation and

health benefit insurance for 10 years. He earned his BS Pharmacy at URI and studied three years

in a Doctoral program in pharmaceutics. His a member of the Board of Directors and Finance

Committee of the Rhode Island Free Clinic and on the Board of Advisors for FSAStore Inc., and

CareKinesis, a medication management company.