Admissions Committee

The admissions committee reviews applications continuously throughout the open application period to ensure timely feedback to the applicants. The committee is charged with developing, implementing, and assessing admission criteria, policies, and procedures to ensure the selection of a qualified and diverse student body into the Pharm.D. program. The committee reviews applications in a standardized manner and selects students for interviews and admission to the College of Pharmacy. This review encompasses multiple independent and individual reviews with a holistic approach. The committee assists with campus placements, makes recommendations regarding changes in supplemental application questions and recommends updates for interview questions. Furthermore, the committee may recommend changes in admission standards and pre-pharmacy course requirements to the faculty.

The voting members of the committee are composed of at least fifteen members with at least one faculty member from each of the College’s departments, and at least one faculty member representing each of the campuses. If faculty members are sharing a seat, each will have a full vote for committee votes where both are present.

The Admissions Committee reports to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Professional Education, Dean, Executive Council, and the faculty. The committee meets regularly, generally every week throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.


Jessica C Huston
Department: Jacksonville Campus

Jessica C Huston Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (904) 244-9590


Lindsey Childs-Kean
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Lindsey Childs-Kean Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5715
Lina Cui
Department: Medicinal Chemistry

Lina Cui Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-7090
Adonice Khoury
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Adonice Khoury Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8136
Tracy E Leonard
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Tracy E Leonard R.Ph., BCPP, BCACP, CDCES, CPh

Instructional Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 215-1815
Lisa S Miller

Lisa S Miller Pharm.D., M.A., BCPS, MSCP

Assistant Dean For The Orlando Campus; Clinical Professor
Phone: (407) 313-7005
Joanna Peris
Department: Pharmacodynamics

Joanna Peris Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus
Phone: (352) 273-7688
Teresa E Roane
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Teresa E Roane PharmD, MBA, BCACP

Director Continuing Pharmacy Education; Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-9692
Sihong Song
Department: Pharmaceutics

Sihong Song Ph.D.

Phone: (352) 273-7867
Erin L St. Onge

Erin L St. Onge Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (407) 313-7004
Chengguo (CX) Xing
Department: Medicinal Chemistry

Chengguo (CX) Xing Ph.D.

Professor And Associate Chair
Phone: (352) 294-8511
Guangrong Zheng
Department: Medicinal Chemistry

Guangrong Zheng Ph.D.

Phone: (352) 294-8953


Teresa Cavanaugh
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Teresa Cavanaugh Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FASHP

Associate Dean For Student Affairs; Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8943


Ivonne Ponicsan
Department: Student Affairs

Ivonne Ponicsan M.A.

AST DIR, Admissions
Phone: (352) 294-8944
Mary Beth Yokomi
Department: Student Affairs

Mary Beth Yokomi

Admission Officer/Application Specialist-PharmD
Phone: (352) 273-6216