Message from the Dean

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Howdy!

As we continue to grow and prepare our students for the challenging and ever-changing pharmacy profession, we remain committed to providing an enhanced and student-centered learning environment focused on active participation in and out of the classroom. Our faculty and staff empower students to hone their patient care skills through experiential opportunities through volunteering in the community; providing screenings, medication therapy management; and immunizations at health fairs, and mentoring children.

Your commitment to our students, through sustained and consistent support, is truly appreciated and has been essential in delivering our mission. In this time of global economic strain institutions of higher education rely even more on the generosity of private citizens, corporations and foundations. We know the successes and accomplishments we celebrate, the optimism we have for the future of our program, and the energy we feel on campus and in our community is thanks to you. With your continued support, we embark on a period of growth and excellence: diversifying the campus, developing signature programs, establishing research and drug development, and increasing admissions and enrollment. The results -- an expansive network of exceptionally trained and patient-focused pharmacists, who are reshaping the landscape of health care in South Texas.

As we prepare to accept the Class of 2018, we will be interviewing more than 300 potential future leaders for the pharmacy profession. It is an honor to be training exceptional leaders from each of the now eight cohorts who are gaining hands-on, patient-centered health care educations. I look forward to expanding our exceptional teaching strategies to teach more professional student pharmacists in the years to come.

I am humbled as I reflect on the decade I have been able to be your dean, and I look forward to the many years to come as we tackle the challenges ahead together in improving the quality of life and health care for patients and discovering beneficial medications that aid in patient care.