West Coast University pharmacy school appoints founding dean

IRVINE, Calif. — West Coast University's new School of Pharmacy has picked a dean, the school said Wednesday.

The university announced the appointment of Naushad M. Khan Ghilzai as the founding dean of the school, which will be at the university's Los Angeles campus. Ghilzai most recently served as associate dean for faculty at LECOM School of Pharmacy in Erie, Pa., and in Bradenton, Fla.

"We're very pleased that the School of Pharmacy will be guided by someone of Dr. Naushad's caliber and experience," West Coast University founder and chairman David Pyle said. "He is highly regarded by his peers and students alike. His teaching skills and research credentials, along with the respect he commands, will be invaluable in recruiting top-flight professors and students to our new School of Pharmacy."