UT Tyler names newest pharmacy school hires

Published on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 22:38 - Written by Staff Reports

The University of Texas at Tyler announced the latest hires for the administration of its Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy.

Dr. L. Douglas Ried and Dr. Kathleen Snella have been named founding associate deans of the college, which is slated to accept its first class of students in fall 2015.

“We are delighted to attract such highly talented, seasoned administrators into our developing college of pharmacy,” founding Dean Dr. Lane J. Brunner said, according to a university news release. “Drs. Ried and Snella will be instrumental in establishing a strong foundation for our doctor of pharmacy program.”

As associate dean of academic affairs, Ried will play a key role in the development and implementation of academic policies and procedures in support of student success, according to the news release. His appointment is effective Feb. 1.

As associate dean of student affairs, Dr. Snella will help develop and implement services to support student excellence. Her appointment is effective May 28.

Ried comes to UT Tyler from the College of Pharmacy at California Northstate University in Sacramento, where he served as senior associate dean for academic affairs.

A licensed pharmacist since 1972, Ried has a long-lasting research interest in patient reported outcomes, especially psycho-geriatric pharmacy practice, according to the news release. His expertise is in the area of program assessment and evaluation.

Dr. Snella previously served as the associate dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy Satellite Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.

A board-certified pharmacotherapist, Dr. Snella has practiced as a clinical pharmacist for the past 15 years in addition to her academic duties.

Her specialties include the management and prevention of chronic diseases. These include coagulation disorders, diabetes and osteoporosis, according to the news release.

The college’s accreditation process is underway. The UT System Board of Regents is expected to approve the conceptual drawing of the W.T. Brookshire Pharmacy Building next month, with construction scheduled to start in March.