Johnnie L. Early II will be the next dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Florida A&M University. His appointment is effective on October 22.
For the past 18 years, Dr. Early has been dean at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Earlier in his career, Dr. Early was an assistant professor of pharmacy at Florida A&M University.
In accepting his new appointment, Dr. Early stated that “FAMU afforded me the opportunity to develop leadership skills that led to my being named dean. In that role, the acts, methods and examples of ‘Excellence With Caring’ were consistently at the forefront. I took this philosophy with me in each of my stations as dean. I am excited to return to FAMU to work with university leadership, learners, staff, faculty, residents and alumni of pharmacy and public health. This college is a key door opener to essential professions.”
Dr. Early holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in pharmacy/toxicology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.