News
April 21, 2016

Dean Patrick Lloyd to be Reappointed to Second Term

Dean Lloyd’s reappointment follows a review by a seven-member committee of college faculty and university leaders.

On April 21, 2016, Bruce A. McPheron, PhD, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost, and Sheldon M. Retchin, MD, MSPH, Executive Vice President of Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, announced they are recommending the reappointment of Patrick M. Lloyd, DDS, MS, as Dean of the College of Dentistry. Subject to approval by the university's Board of Trustees, the appointment will be effective August 13, 2016 for an additional five-year term through August 12, 2021.

Dean Lloyd’s reappointment follows a review by a seven-member committee of college faculty and university leaders. Their review included a study of the college’s strategic plan and the dean’s self-assessment; surveys of its faculty, staff, and senior administrative leaders; responses from individuals at other institutions of higher learning and in the local community; and interviews with the dean’s leadership team, as well as Dean Lloyd himself.

“Throughout the past four-and-a-half years, our ranks at the College of Dentistry have been enhanced with gifted and hard-working recruits. Our educational programs and clinical operations have experienced innovation and upgrading, and our research programs are flourishing,” said Dean Lloyd. “I am looking forward to spending the next five years working with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends to create an even better place to care for patients, educate students, conduct research, and advance the profession.”

Dean Lloyd has led the college through numerous successes during his first five-year term, including:

  • Student support systems have been revitalized through staff recruitment, expanded services, and relocating the operation for improved access, efficiency, and greater visibility.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding increased from $2.5 million in 2011 to $3.2 Million in 2015.
  • In 2015, a Professionalism Task Force comprised of students, staff, and faculty was formed to provide recommendations on ways the college can enhance its strategies for promoting a culture that adheres to the highest ethical standards.
  • The college completed successful accreditation site visits for the dental hygiene and pre-doctoral programs, and nine advanced education programs.
  • Thirty-seven faculty members were promoted, reappointed, or promoted and tenured. In addition, thirty-six new full-time faculty members were hired: seventeen tenure track; eight clinical track; one research track; and 10 associated track. Seven of the new faculty possess PhD degrees.
  • The college’s OHIO (Oral Health Improvement through Outreach) Project increased the number of its extramural clinical training sites by 23%.
  • In 2013, the college launched the State of Ohio’s first online Master’s in Dental Hygiene degree program to train future dental hygiene educators and to elevate the scholarly initiatives of the Division of Dental Hygiene.
  • The planning, purchase, and implementation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system were conducted throughout 2014-15 with the launch of the program in January 2016.
  • A refined preliminary design and financial plan for a new facility were created in collaboration with the university’s Office of Physical Planning and Real Estate in 2014. The college’s plan was given “high priority” status by Ohio State’s senior administration in 2015.

“With Dean Lloyd’s leadership, which has included enhanced alumni and community engagement, the College of Dentistry has made significant advances,” said Drs. McPheron and Retchin in a letter to College of Dentistry students, staff, and faculty. “We are confident that, with his ongoing leadership and the efforts of faculty and staff, the college will continue to make progress toward its goals and those of the university.”