Brierley elected chair-elect for AACP Administrative Services Section


By Kara Sweet

Published January 2, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Assistant Dean of External Affairs Rebecca H. Brierley, EdM, has been elected chair-elect for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Administrative Services Section. 

The AACP Administrative Section fosters the development of excellence, innovation and leadership in all professional endeavors including administration, practice, scholarship and service within the organization, the larger academic community, and the healthcare professions.

Brierley began her career in academia at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and then moved to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB SPPS) as the assistant to the associate dean of clinical education and research, overseeing external partnership development and creation of student and clinical partnership agreements. Later, she became the director of the office of external affairs and then assistant dean.

In this role, she oversees all school-based communications, marketing, and alumni relations activities as well as manages strategic initiatives. She was also the direct liaison for the $70M+ new school building project and move of the school within campus.

She served as AACP Administrative Section’s inaugural secretary and was instrumental in national engagement of communications personnel in this section. Brierley has presented at AACP meetings on behalf of the Administrative Section and has been an invited speaker for the Administrative and Financial Officers Special Interest Group. She is also a member of the AFO and Student Services SIGS.

Other service to AACP includes research abstract reviewer, past chair and member of the Administrative Services Section’s Communications Committee, and current member of the Program Planning Committee. She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Brierley has an EdM in education leadership and policy from the University at Buffalo. She is a member of the UB SPPS Executive Committee and Strategic Planning Committee and is a UB communications officer and alumni officer. She serves on various university committees, and is also a member of the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society.

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 22 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.