Manchester University pharmacy school dean to assume presidency next year

President Jo Young Switzer to retire in June 2014, names Dave McFadden as successor

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The president of Indiana's Manchester University will retire next summer and has named the university's pharmacy dean as her successor.

The university, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., said Jo Young Switzer would retire on June 30, 2014 and had named EVP and College of Pharmacy dean Dave McFadden as president, effective the day after. Switzer is Manchester University's first female president.

"President Switzer has led Manchester at a pace and with a strategic focus unprecedented in the history of Manchester," board of trustees chairwoman Marsha Link said. "She has led from within and has also risen to great respect across higher education as a dynamic and thoughtful leader."

Among the changes that have occurred at the school during the past nine years are the creation of the four-year doctor of pharmacy program, with $35 million in seed money from Lilly Endowment Inc., a philanthropic arm of Indianapolis-based drug maker Eli Lilly.


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