ALBANY, N.Y. – Albany College of Pharmacy has hired Carol L. Reiser as director of corporate, foundation and government relations, a new position created to enhance the college’s institutional, capital and programmatic initiatives as it grows to meet the demands of a new era in health care, said President James J. Gozzo, Ph.D.
Ms. Reiser comes to Albany College of Pharmacy with an extensive background in each of the areas on which she will focus, most recently as director of foundation and government relations for The Sage Colleges.
“This is a very exciting time of growth for the college as it further defines its leadership role in pharmacy education and research,” Ms. Reiser said. “I look forward to supporting the college’s endeavors with my particular talent and experience and am excited to be a part of such a dynamic organization.”
Prior to joining Sage in 1999, Ms. Reiser served as a project associate for grants and public relations at the New York State Commission for the Blind. She also served as grants and development coordinator for Capital Region BOCES and as a grants specialist in the New York State Governor’s Office for Voluntary Service.
A native of Ohio, Ms. Reiser earned a bachelor of science in agriculture communications from The Ohio State University. She is a member of the board of directors for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, as well as a member of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Capital Leadership Steering Committee for 2003-04. Ms. Reiser resides in Albany with her husband, Kevin Stoner.
Over the last three years, Albany College of Pharmacy has expanded its student body to approximately 900 students, an increase of approximately 50 percent. The growth is part of the college’s strategic plan to grow to about 1,400 students by 2007. In addition to the traditional first-year-entry, six-year doctor of pharmacy program, the college in the last three years has added an
accelerated Pharm.D. option and bachelor’s degrees in pharmaceutical sciences and biomedical technology as well as a certificate program in cytotechnology. Further academic expansion is planned. The college also launched its Pharmaceutical Research Institute in 2003 to focus on education, research and pharmaceutical services.
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy is the oldest pharmacy school in New York state and one of the only private, independent pharmacy schools in the United States. The college has a long history of serving its students and health care professionals as one of the premier pharmacy colleges in the nation. The college now enters a new era in health care with a focus not only on pharmacy, but also on pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical technology and research