Ralph J Altiere, PhD is Professor and Dean of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. As former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, he was charged with converting the pharmacy education program from a three-year baccalaureate degree program to a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program to meet accreditation standards. As part of that process, he integrated the pharmacy program into the campus interprofessional education program. During this transition, experiential education was expanded greatly from a one semester program to a four year comprehensive experiential education program that created numerous innovative models of experiential education and practice under the capable leadership of the experiential program director.
He was active on various committees within the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and currently serves the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in numerous capacities as President of the Academic Pharmacy Section and a member of the FIPEd Executive Committee, the Board of Pharmacy Practice, the Congress Program Committee and the Academic Institutional Membership (AIM) Deans Forum Advisory Group.