University of Pittsburgh
June 19, 2002

Pitt Promotions Announced at Board of Trustees Meeting

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June 20, 2002

PITTSBURGH—University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has named Executive Director G. Reynolds Clark vice chancellor for community and governmental relations and School of Pharmacy Dean Randy P. Juhl vice chancellor for research conduct and compliance; and Pitt Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences Arthur S. Levine has named Associate Dean Patricia D. Kroboth interim dean of the School of Pharmacy. The three promotions were announced this morning at the June meeting of Pitt's Board of Trustees.

G. Reynolds Clark has served as executive director of the Office of Community and Governmental Relations since coming to Pitt two years ago. In this capacity, Clark has responsibilities for local, state, and federal governmental relations as well as local economic and community development initiatives.

"This appointment reflects the high levels of commitment and effectiveness that have characterized Mr. Clark's service as executive director; the importance of community and governmental relations to the University of Pittsburgh; and the successes Mr. Clark has enjoyed in putting together a strong team to support him in this important work," said Chancellor Nordenberg.

Clark joined the University after a 33-year career at the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where his responsibilities as chairman of the Westinghouse Foundation included corporate philanthropy and community sponsorship programs. He also served as executive director of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation's staff services functions, managing the Executive Headquarters Building, Research Center facilities, Corporate Aircraft, and Corporate Security.

A native of western Pennsylvania and a 1965 graduate of Geneva College, from which he received the Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1990, Clark currently serves on that college's board of trustees and is cochair of the Campaign Steering Committee for its $40-million capital campaign.

Randy P. Juhl, dean of Pitt's School of Pharmacy since 1986, has been serving as associate vice chancellor for research conduct and compliance in addition to his duties as dean. Juhl will assume the new position of vice chancellor on a full-time basis.

"Dean Juhl, working closely with Senior Vice Chancellor Levine, dramatically elevated the processes by which we ensure institutional compliance with a broad range of regulatory requirements," said Chancellor Nordenberg. "However, with a research portfolio as fast-growing as Pitt's, it was clear that this topic needed even more attention across the University and not just in the health sciences. In his new position, Dr. Juhl will report directly to me and will become a member of the University's leadership team. His 16-year tenure as dean of the School of Pharmacy has been marked by high achievement, and I look forward to the broad-ranging contributions that I know he will make to the continued progress of the University."

Under Juhl's direction, the School of Pharmacy rose in the space of one fiscal year from 33rd to seventh in the country among schools of pharmacy as measured by National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for research. A 1968 graduate of Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, Juhl earned the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1972, 1974, and 1976, respectively.

Patricia D. Kroboth, associate dean in the School of Pharmacy, has served as chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences since 1988. Her efforts in research and education, specifically in clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, fostered the development of the Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist Ph.D. Program in 1984, one of the first translational research training programs in U.S. schools of pharmacy. In addition, her efforts resulted in the establishment of the Pharmacodynamic Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

"Dr. Patricia Kroboth is a national leader in the pharmaceutical sciences," says Vice Chancellor Levine. "Her research program on drug-hormone interactions is widely recognized and is well-funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has worked closely with Dr. Randy Juhl, the outgoing dean, not only as a department chairperson, but on faculty-wide matters. We are fortunate indeed to have such a well-regarded and well-prepared member of the School of Pharmacy faculty 'in the wings.'"

Kroboth received the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1971 and earned the Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1980 and 1983, respectively, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, where she has been a faculty member since 1980.

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