New Administrative Appointments Announced December 18, 2012

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

4588 Parkview Place * St. Louis, MO 63110 *

(St. Louis)- St. Louis College of Pharmacy President John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., announces that Sheldon G. Holstad, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacy practice, will assume the title of interim dean of pharmacy effective Jan. 1, 2013. Holstad succeeds Wendy Duncan, Ph.D., who will assume the new position of vice president for institutional effectiveness.

Holstad has been with the College since 1987. He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Iowa. He also completed a post-graduate Psychopharmacology Research Fellowship at the University of Iowa prior to joining the College. Holstad has served in teaching, clinical, research, and administrative roles within the pharmacy practice division. Since 1999, he has been clinical pharmacist and faculty coordinator of, a collaboration between the College and Express Scripts.

As the first vice president for institutional effectiveness, Duncan will lead the College’s efforts in institutional research, planning, and assessment. She will also monitor the external environment and find opportunities to achieve the College’s strategic plan, STLCOP 20/20. Duncan has served as dean of pharmacy and vice president of academic affairs for six and a half years. During that time, Duncan spearheaded several significant projects including curricular design, development of research initiatives, and successful accreditation.

About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest and 10th largest college of pharmacy in America. The College integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a professional curriculum and introductory and advanced practice experiences where students can develop expertise and become leaders in the profession and their communities. Beginning in 2014, the seven-year curriculum leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree will also include a Bachelor of Science. The College admits students directly from high school and accepts transfer students and graduates from other colleges and universities. More than 1,250 students are currently enrolled from 30 states and several countries. Additional information is available at


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