NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. — Manchester College has tapped Dave McFadden to serve as the dean of the university's pharmacy school.
McFadden, who has served as interim dean for the past five months, has more than 20 years of higher education leadership experience and has led enrollment, strategic planning and marketing initiatives, as well as the name change to University scheduled for July 1 at Manchester College, the school said.
"Dave was at the forefront in our thinking and planning for the Pharmacy School and has immersed himself in learning about pharmacy for the past five years," Manchester College president Jo Young Switzer in announcing the appointment, effective May 4. "He worked with the core team that developed the successful $35 million grant proposal for the School of Pharmacy to Lilly Endowment."
Pharmacy classes begin Aug. 13 on the new Manchester campus in north Fort Wayne. Working from a national pool of 470 applicants, Manchester is within a week of filling its first class of 70 students for the four-year program.