"South Jersey Magazine" has named Marvin Samson, USciences board of trustees chairman, its Man of the Year.
Samson was singled out in the magazine’s November issue for creating a lasting impact in the South Jersey region. He was selected as a person who uses his accomplishments as a means to better the lives of others and not for accolades or attention.
“You don’t give to see your name on a building or a wing of a hospital,” he told the magazine. “You give because it is the right thing to do.”
Samson was named chairman of USciences board of trustees in May 2011 and served as interim president for the 2011-12 academic year. A world-renowned leader in injectable manufacturing and delivery systems, Samson has served on the University’s board in numerous capacities since 1991, including vice chair since 2000. He is founder and chief executive officer of Samson Medical Technologies, LLC, a company specializing in injectable drug delivery systems and programs for hospital and alternate site pharmacists.
Over the years, his gifts to USciences have supported the Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy Museum and the Misher Visiting Professorship in the Humanities. In recognition for his commitment to the University’s mission, the Samson College of Health Sciences was named after him in November 2009. Most recently, under his stewardship, the University conducted its first presidential search in over 16 years, naming Dr. Helen Giles-Gee to the position in March 2012.
“It truly was an honor to even be considered,” Samson said. “I have been very blessed in so many ways.”
Read more about Samson and see the other honorees in the South Jersey region here