Manchester University pharmacy school dean to assume presidency next year
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The president of Indiana’s Manchester University will retire next summer and has named the university’s pharmacy dean as her successor.
The university, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., said Jo Young Switzer would retire on June 30, 2014 and had named EVP and College of Pharmacy dean Dave McFadden as president, effective the day after. Switzer is Manchester University’s first female president.
"President Switzer has led Manchester at a pace and with a strategic focus unprecedented in the history of Manchester," board of trustees chairwoman Marsha Link said. "She has led from within and has also risen to great respect across higher education as a dynamic and thoughtful leader."
Among the changes that have occurred at the school during the past nine years are the creation of the four-year doctor of pharmacy program, with $35 million in seed money from Lilly Endowment Inc., a philanthropic arm of Indianapolis-based drug maker Eli Lilly.
Dollar General pilots gas offering
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Friday announced the introduction of its first fuel station, as part of a test pilot project. The new fuel pumps are located at the Dollar General Market in Hanceville, Ala.
“Dollar General continues to innovate to provide convenience and value for our customers,” stated Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO. “This project to test a fuel offering is consistent with our strategy of continually looking for new and better ways to meet our customers’ needs for value and convenience and enhancing our position as America’s general store.”
This pilot project is part of an agreement with Mansfield Oil, which provides fuel supply, distribution, delivery and dispensing solutions to customers. Dollar General and Mansfield will evaluate the results of the pilot project over the next year and jointly assess expansion opportunities.
BevMo! hires former Safeway exec as chief merchant
NEW YORK — Specialty beverage retailer BevMo! named Douglas J. Ratto as EVP and chief merchant. Ratto will lead the buying, planning, allocations and distribution teams at BevMo!
Ratto comes to BevMo! with more than 25 years of retail and marketing management experience. Since 2010, Doug served at Safeway as senior VP, GM of alcohol/tobacco, home care/general merchandise and family care.