Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA)

NEOMED’s Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) works to ensure high quality educational programs through effective University services and long-range planning that supports the curricula, students, and faculty in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Graduate Studies. The VPAA provides leadership for development and implementation of faculty bylaws and academic policies and works with faculty colleagues and University administration to support shared governance. The VPAA oversees University accreditation, departmental and program reviews, and the process for new academic program creation. Visit the Reporting Units page for more information on the offices and areas that comprise the Division of Academic Affairs.

Division of Academic Affairs Leadership

Dr. Richard Kasmer.

Richard Kasmer, Pharm.D., J.D.

Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dean, College of Pharmacy

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Sandra MacPherson, Ed.D.

Senior Executive Director,
Academic Affairs & Student Service


James Barrett.

James Barrett

Senior Executive Director,
Strategic Enrollment Initiatives


Deborah Loyet

Deborah Loyet, M.S., M.A.

Executive Director, Administration and Faculty Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Executive Director, Institutional Research

NEOMED HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer




Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA)

Northeast Ohio Medical University