The University Record, January 9, 1996

Paul is emeritus dean after 20 years at helm of College of Pharmacy

Ara G. Paul, dean of the College of Pharmacy and professor of pharmacognosy, will retire from his deanship on Dec. 31 after a 20-year tenure.

In naming him dean emeritus at their December meeting, the Regents said: "Under Dean Paul's leadership, the College rose to its present status as a premier center of pharmaceutical education, practice and research.

"One of his earliest efforts was the orchestration of a move to establishment of the doctor of pharmacy degree as the entry-level degree, which other colleges of pharmacy have since adopted. He worked tirelessly to help build close working relationships with the Department of Pharmacy Services at the U-M Hospitals, thus improving the College's influence in the delivery of clinical services and clinical research.

"Dean Paul's vision also included an increase in the quality and size of the faculty. During his tenure, numerous faculty members have been selected for the most prestigious awards for pharmaceutical research, and the welcoming environment and the College's growing prestige have led to a steady increase in the number and quality of student applicants."

Paul has been a U-M faculty member since 1957.