Academic Affairs

Meet the Dean of COPHS, Mary Graham

deanBefore accepting the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences deanship at Butler University, Mary Graham was dean of Albany College of Pharmacy in Albany, N.Y., from 1999 until June 2006, when she was appointed vice president of clinical and professional development. Prior to serving as dean, Graham was a faculty member in the Pharmacy Practice Department and assistant dean of professional affairs at the college. In her first semester at Butler, Graham authored a grant that resulted in a $25 million gift from Lilly Endowment Inc. for expansion of the pharmacy program.

In her first semester at Butler, Graham authored a grant proposal that resulted in a $25 million gift from Lilly Endowment Inc. This grant has supported a number of public health initiatives within the College as well as the construction of a  40,000-square-foot addition to the Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building. Watch this video to learn more about the new addition.

Outside of Butler, Graham currently serves on The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Commission on Credentialing, which approves and oversees most of the residency training in pharmacy throughout the country.

Graham has also served as the executive director for the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists and as a clinical pharmacy supervisor at the Stratton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In 1992, Graham was appointed by the New York State commissioner of social services to serve on the Drug Use Review Board for Medicaid. She held this appointment until 2001.

Graham's many achievements include more than 100 presentations and numerous publications on pharmacy management and therapeutics topics. Honors include the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists Board of Directors Award, Practitioner Recognition Award by the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (FASHP) and Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals.

Graham received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh.