Dean Ronald Jordan is an entrepreneur and pharmacy leader with informatics expertise. He founded businesses in Hospice and pain management pharmacy, health benefit software and informatics consulting. He was also an executive at companies offering an Internet consumer prescription marketplace, supply chain transformation and health insurance.
He earned his BS Pharmacy at URI and studied three years in a Doctoral program in pharmaceutics. Dean Jordan previously served as dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island(URI) and as executive secretary of the Rhode Island State Crime Lab Commission. At URI, he oversaw completion of construction on his college’s $75 million research and teaching facility. During his tenure at URI, enrollment in the pharmacy program increased 45 percent. The URI College of Pharmacy ranked among the top research-oriented colleges of pharmacy in the U.S., with federally funded research exceeding a five-year average of nearly $9 million per year, a one-third period-to-period increase.
Dean Jordan was recruited by Chapman University, to found the School of Pharmacy at its new multidisciplinary Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California in February of 2013. As the founding Dean and chief executive of the school he is responsible for all aspects of the strategic direction and development of the new program.