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MBKU Names Founding Dean of College of Pharmacy


Dr. Robert P. Rosenow, Founding Dean of the planned College of Pharmacy at Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, CA.Robert P. Rosenow, PharmD, OD, has been named  Founding Dean of the planned College of Pharmacy at Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, CA.  For the past 23 years, Dr. Rosenow has held clinical, faculty and administrative positions in three schools and colleges at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR.

"We are extremely fortunate to bring, Dr. Rob Rosenow to Marshall B. Ketchum University as our Founding Dean of the College of Pharmacy," said MBKU President Kevin L. Alexander, OD, PhD.  "His experience, leadership and innovation in health profession education will be invaluable to the process of establishing our College of Pharmacy."

Dr. Rosenow holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR.  His membership in professional societies includes the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

Before joining Pacific University, Dr. Rosenow was involved in clinical practice in both primary care optometry and hospital pharmacy.  His most recent administrative appointment was as Director of Academic Education for the Pacific University School of Physician Assistant Studies.  Prior to this appointment, he was the Founding Dean for Pacific University’s School of Pharmacy.  In 1996, Dr. Rosenow participated in the founding of the School of Physician Assistant Studies, going on to serve as a faculty member within the school.  His interest in curricular design and innovation led him to pioneer modular-based health profession education at the University; a method now employed in both the School of Pharmacy and School of Physician Assistant Studies.

Dr. Rosenow is married to Dr. Marilyn Rosenow who is also a pharmacist.  His father, Dr. Eldon Rosenow was a 1937 graduate of MBKU's Southern California College of Optometry.  Dr. Rosenow will begin his duties at MBKU in February 2014.

Established in 1904, Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), is a private, non-profit, comprehensive health care university.  MBKU confers a four-year, professional degree, Doctor of Optometry (OD) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (MS) degree.  MBKU's developing School of Physician Assistant Studies expects to award a Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) degree.  The University's superior 109-year-old optometric clinical education program provides patient care experiences in community optometric clinics; exposure to the delivery of optometric care in multi-disciplinary settings; and experiences in practices serving a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economic patient groups.  Marshall B. Ketchum University owns and operates two premier eye and vision care centers – the University Eye Center at Fullerton located on its main campus; and the University Eye Center at Los Angeles located on Broadway at Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association also accredits the University's Southern California College of Optometry.  MBKU's School of Physician Assistant Studies has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).  The School of Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2014, pending accreditation-provisional from ARC-PA.  Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its initial accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.