UMKC Catalog


School of Pharmacy

Office of Student Services
Health Sciences Building
Hospital Hill Campus
2464 Charlotte Street
(816) 235-1613

Associate Dean of Student Affairs: Wayne M. BrownContact Information
Director of Student Affairs: Shelly M. JanaszContact Information

The Student Services Office at the School of Pharmacy provides those essential services that develop, maintain and support currently enrolled undergraduate and professional students, and those pre-pharmacy students desiring admission to the UMKC School of Pharmacy. The School of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and participates with the School of Graduate Studies offering of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. emphasis areas in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacology and toxicology.

Student support services include, but are not limited to, academic advising, short-term counseling referral, assistance in identifying scholarships, financial aid, and part-time employment, finding tutorial assistance, records retention, registration and progression, assistance to student organizations with professional projects, certification of graduation completion and enrollment verifications. The Student Services office works closely with the director of alumni affairs within the School in developing programs that link current students and alumni. Staff and administrators in the office also serve on a number of School and University committees and task forces, and are responsible for drafting reports to pharmacy agencies such as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. In addition, Office staff travel to and participate in recruiting fairs and functions held regionally and state wide, provide summer outreach programs for underrepresented students and host campus visits throughout the year. Staff in the Pharmacy Students Services Office act as advisors for the UMKC Pre-Pharmacy Society and individual Pharm.D. Class Officers.

The Student Services office at the School of Pharmacy coordinates activities with other departments in the Division of Student Affairs to provide programs of special interest to pharmacy students. The office also works as a liaison to other academic units and student affairs' departments on campus, as well as state licensing boards. It assists the School of Pharmacy faculty in administering curricular functions, class scheduling, admissions and retention policies and faculty advising.

Several annual events are sponsored through the office including: the admissions interview process, doctor of pharmacy orientation, professional dedication ceremony, achievers of excellence celebration, pharmacy career day, graduation awards banquet and commencement, grand rounds' seminars and senior exit day.