Dr. Scott Stolte Appointed Dean of Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University

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Dr. Scott Stolte

Scott Stolte, Pharm.D.,  has joined Wilkes University as dean of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. With his leadership, the school will continue to grow and strengthen its national reputation as a leader in education, research, and pharmacy practice.

In announcing his appointment, Anne Skleder, Wilkes University provost and senior vice president, praised the breadth of Stolte’s experience in pharmacy education and expressed her delight at his appointment.

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Stolte at the helm of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. Our outstanding pharmacy program is poised to move forward to educate the next generation of pharmacists,” Skleder said. “I couldn’t be more excited to work with Dr. Stolte and support his vision on behalf of the University.”

Commenting on his new position, Stolte said, “I am humbled and honored to lead the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. I am excited to work with our outstanding faculty and staff members and student pharmacists to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of our community. I look forward to meeting with our alumni and local leaders to discuss how the school can have the greatest impact in northeastern Pennsylvania.”

Prior to joining Wilkes, Stolte was professor and dean of the College of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, Nev. He began his career in pharmacy education in 1998 at the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. During more than a decade at Shenandoah, he rose through the faculty ranks and served in a variety of leadership positions, including department chair and associate dean of academic affairs.

Stolte has an established national reputation in pharmacy education.  He has served actively in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, serving on a number of national committees and as a leadership fellowship facilitator.  He also has been a frequent presenter for many healthcare associations and organizations.

Stolte earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from Purdue University. He completed a postdoctoral residency in community pharmacy practice at the Family PharmaCare Center, Inc.,  and Purdue University. He also completed an Academic Leadership Fellowship with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

About the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, which is the region’s only school of pharmacy, celebrated the 20-year anniversary in 2016 of its first graduating class receiving the doctor of pharmacy degree.  The school’s mission is to develop pharmacists who will provide high quality health care and make meaningful contributions to the science and practice of pharmacy. The school awards the doctor of pharmacy degree, the primary, entry-level pharmacy practice degree in the United States.

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