Randall V. Schexnayder, RPh, MSPH

Asst. Dean for Professionalism

Randall V. Schexnayder served the College of Pharmacy as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs from 1984 to 2009.  In this capacity he was responsible for recruitment, retention and graduation of students in the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy program, as well as the pre-existing BS in Pharmacy program (including pre-pharmacy department).  In 2009 his position was reorganized as Assistant Dean for Academic Support, encompassing much of the former duties mentioned with a more academic focus.  At present, he serves as Assistant Dean for Professionalism, adding responsibilities for increasing professional development among pharmacy students.

Schexnayder has also served as the Director of the University’s Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP).  As Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration, he was involved in teaching public health concepts to pharmacy students in a required public health course and Introduction to Pharmacy.  A 1980 graduate of Xavier’s College of Pharmacy (with licensure in the State of Louisiana), he also received an M.S. in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health.  Schexnayder served as the student affairs representative to the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS) and sat on the board of advisors for the Future Health Professions Network at the LSU Medical Center and currently serves on the external advisory committee for the IMSD program at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  In past years he has served as a resource reviewer for the Office of Minority Health in Washington, DC.

A past president of the Pharmacy Students Association and a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Schexnayder has served as advisor to the Alpha Delta chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society at Xavier since its charter in 1990.  In addition, he is most proud of two signature events that he has been centrally involved – Wellness Awareness Week (participation chair) and Cultural Night (organizer) in cooperation with the University’s Center for Intercultural and International Programs.



Xavier University College of Pharmacy – B.S. Pharmacy (1980)

Tulane University School of Public Health – M.S. Public Health (1983)