Ms. Donna Shelly Robinson serves as Director, Professional Experience Program and Clinical Instructor in the Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences. Her primary responsibility involves overseeing experiential training of all students within the College of Pharmacy inclusive of Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Programs. Ms. Robinson is also a member of the Xavier University Service Learning Advisory Board Chair and serves as Chair of the Professional Experience Program Advisory Council.
Ms. Robinson is a 1989 graduate of Xavier University College of Pharmacy (XUCOP) earning a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and completed several advanced pharmacy clinical courses with the University of Florida Working Professional PharmD Program. Ms. Robinson has also served as a Clinical Instructor with Xavier College of Pharmacy teaching Institutional Pharmacy Practice Lecture and Lab prior to returning to her alma mater in the capacity of Director, PEP.
Before joining the faculty at Xavier, Ms. Robinson’s experience as a pharmacist involved institutional/ hospital pharmacy practice for 19 years advancing from staff to management as well as serving as preceptor for XUCOP. During this time, Ms. Robinson also served as a member of the XUCOP PEP Advisory Board.
Since 2007 as PEP Director, Ms. Robinson has managed to successfully lead the PEP Office during the challenging time of mandatory implementation of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) throughout the curriculum of which the First Year IPPE Nutrition/ Fitness Program has been recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a note-worthy practice.