Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton said Edward Fisher will be dean of its new College of Pharmacy effective Jan. 4.

Ketchum plans to enroll its first students in the new college in fall 2016. Fisher will oversee the new college’s accreditation efforts, Ketchum said.

The university also operates a physician assistant program and a college of optometry.

It has 462 students and expects to add 52 more in the new pharmacy college in the fall.

Fisher has helped launch two pharmacy colleges and is currently professor and associate dean at a pharmacy college in Hawaii.

Ketchum is 111 years old and for most of that time was only an optometry college. It added programs and extended its campus and community vision care services in recent years, including by the $10.3 million purchase of an 85,000 square foot building in Anaheim in January 2015.