The UF College of Pharmacy is led by

Visionary Leaders

John Gums, Pharm.D. was named interim dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in August 2022. He will help the college through the transition period until a new dean is named.

John Gums Interim Dean

John Gums, Pharm.D., serves as interim dean and the associate dean for clinical and administrative affairs and a professor of pharmacy and medicine. He has been a member of the faculty since 1985, with the last nine years spent in the associate dean role. Under his guidance, the college has expanded its clinical footprint in Florida and developed new revenue models that have capitalized on the pharmacists’ expanding role in health care. He is a licensed pharmacist in Florida and a member of several state and national pharmacy organizations, and he has authored more than 175 publications.

The college is served additionally by seven associate deans and five assistant deans, who are also leading academics in the fields of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, pharmaceutics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapy and translational research.

Also supporting the college is a dedicated staff with expertise in student affairs, accounting, business systems, communications, research support, information and educational technologies, alumni affairs and development and more.