Butler University has named Robert Soltis as dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Soltis is currently a professor of pharmacology at Drake University, where he has taught since 1992.
He is the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at Drake and has previously served as Faculty Senate president.
“Bob’s significant experience as a faculty member, department chair, and Faculty Senate president at Drake make him an ideal candidate to serve as the next Dean of COPHS,” said Butler Provost Kathryn Morris. “I believe Bob will elevate COPHS from its already strong standing, and he will contribute to the broader academic leadership team at Butler. I look forward to working with him.”
The Butler graduate will begin as dean June 27 where he will oversee 937 students in the University’s second-largest college. COPHS currently has a three-year average pass rate for the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam and the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam that exceed the national pass rate average.
“When (Butler Dean) Mary Graham told me she was retiring, I thought this would be a great opportunity,” Soltis said. “I’m looking forward to getting back to Butler and working with the faculty and staff in the college.”