Published on January 23, 2024  
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On Jan. 12, 2024, Dean Michael Crouch hosted the annual State of the School address for Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. During the address he presented school accomplishments over the past year and shared a vision for the year ahead.Crouch said, “This annual event is a time to reaffirm the school’s vision of preparing pharmacists who transform lives. Our faith calls us to a greater purpose as educators and professionals, and it's central to what we do and what makes us different.”As part of the address, Crouch presented and distributed a white paper he wrote entitled, “The Pivotal Role of Pharmacists.” Within the paper, Crouch addresses the integral, expanding role pharmacists play in today’s health care system. Throughout his paper, Crouch notes opportunities for pharmacists to innovate and help make today’s health care system better.Read “The Pivotal Role of Pharmacists” in its entirety.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.