Dean Hadley Responsible for Much Growth During His Tenure with the College of Pharmacy

UNM College of Pharmacy Dean Bill Hadley, Ph.D., caps 30 years of service within the College of Pharmacy when he retires as dean on June 30. It is a career that has seen many changes and touched many lives, said HSC Vice President R. Philip Eaton.

"As many know, we recently celebrated Dr. Hadley's 30 years of service in the College of Pharmacy. Bill has truly provided extraordinary and distinguished service to UNM during the past three decades," said Eaton.

The UNM College of Pharmacy had a nine-person faculty when Hadley joined the department in 1972 with the mission of introducing toxicology into the curriculum. Today the department boasts a faculty of 37.

Hadley was instrumental in designing and equipping the scientific laboratories of the then new Nursing and Pharmacy Building. He was appointed assistant dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate studies in 1984 and, following a national search, was appointed dean on July 1, 1986.

Through Dean Hadley's vision and leadership, the College of Pharmacy has become a strong academic organization," said Eaton. "During the 15 years that he has been dean, he has made numerous advances to the College's programs. Just a few of the accomplishments under Hadley's leadership include recruiting highly competitive research faculty, establishing a new clinical pharmacy program, creating an endowed chair in pharmacy administration and developing an innovative web-based training program in nuclear pharmacy," said Eaton.

"He has created a culture of caring that reaches beyond the borders of UNM and touches communities across the state," said Eaton.

Hadley was also recently appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Advisory Committee to the Director, National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Other highlights of his tenure include:

  • The student body more than doubled in size and the I&G budget tripled;
  • Philanthropic donations tripled;
  • Grants and contracts grew almost ten-fold;
  • The Pharm.D. program was developed and implemented.

    Hadley was born in San Antonio, Texas, and received his bachelor's master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Toxicology in 1972. In 1998, Hadley was awarded the Bowl of Hygeia Public Service Award from the New Mexico Pharmaceutical Association and, at various times, has been listed in Who's Who in Health Care and Who's Who in America.

    Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322
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