Randy P. Juhl

Acting Athletic Director


Randy P. Juhl is acting athletic director and chair of the search committee that will recommend candidates for the University’s athletic director post. These are familiar roles for Juhl, who occupied both positions in 2015 and was instrumental in recruiting Pat Narduzzi as Pitt’s head football coach.

Prior to his return to Pitt, Juhl retired as the University's Vice Chancellor for Research Conduct and Compliance and as Distinguished Service Professor of Pharmacy in 2015.

Juhl began his Pitt career in 1979 as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. From 1986 to 2002, he was dean of the School of Pharmacy. During those 16 years, the school converted its entry-level practitioner degree program from the bachelor's level to the PharmD level, instituted advanced-practice residencies in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and other partners, developed an innovative clinical-scientist PhD program, and increased its endowment more than tenfold. The school also attained a top-10 ranking among schools and colleges of pharmacy as measured by grant support from the National Institutes of Health.

In summer 2002, Juhl left the deanship to join Pitt's senior leadership as Vice Chancellor for Research Conduct and Compliance, where he had administrative oversight of the University's Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Radiation Safety Program, and Recombinant DNA Office, as well as components of Pitt's conflict of interest reporting and monitoring functions.

Juhl earned an AA from Waldorf College in 1968 and a BS, MS, and PhD in pharmacy from the University of Iowa in 1972, 1974, and 1976, respectively. He served as President of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science in the American Pharmaceutical Association in 1992 and 1993.

In 2015, Juhl was named Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor of Pharmacy Emeritus.