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Joseph Fink named chair at the Center for Rural Development
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 28, 2008) − Joseph L. Fink III, professor of pharmacy at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has been elected chairman of The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.
Fink has served on the Center’s board since 2002.
The Center for Rural Development is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is improving the quality of life for individuals in its forty-two county service region by providing leadership that stimulates innovative and sustainable economic development solutions. The Center serves rural Kentucky through a variety of development programs including planning, education, public safety, cultural events and telecommunications technology and by providing user-friendly meeting/convention space.
Fink has been on UK’s faculty since 1981 as a professor of pharmacy law and policy. He also is a professor of public health in the UK College of Public Health, and a professor of health administration in the UK Martin School of Public Policy and Administration.
From 2001 to 2003, Fink served as UK’s vice president for corporate relations and economic outreach and associate vice president for research. He was vice president for research and economic development from 2003 to 2004, and was acting executive director of UK’s Coldstream Research Campus from 2002 to 2004.
Fink has served in a number of other administrative positions at UK, including his current role as interim vice chair of the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science since 2007.