University Of Charleston School Of Pharmacy And Concord University Sign Agreement

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 01 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University 

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,      





CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Concord University signed an affiliation agreement Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.

This affiliated agreement is The “3 + 4” Charleston Dual Degree Program in Pharmacy. The program will be a pre-pharmacy program that will give the students the opportunity to complete their degree in two phases: Phase I consists of three years of undergraduate education at Concord University, and Phase II consists of four years of pharmacy education at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy.

UC School of Pharmacy will reserve a total of five (5) positions annually to Concord University, with the understanding that additional positions may be available as determined by mutual agreement between Concord University and the UC School of Pharmacy, in Phase II of the Program for Concord University students successfully completing Phase I.

Dr. Michelle Easton, Dean, UC School of Pharmacy, said, “We are excited about this affiliation agreement with Concord University. Part of our mission at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy is to serve citizens in the Appalachian region and improve access to quality healthcare. We believe this agreement will allow us to recruit and matriculate bright, qualified rising stars who have completed their pre-pharmacy training in West Virginia and wish to gain valuable high quality pharmacy training in an environment that promotes, supports, and is rural health centered.”

“Concord University is looking forward to collaborating with the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy in providing this new educational opportunity for our students,” Dr. Kendra Boggess, Concord University President, said. “This exciting initiative is yet another vehicle through which Concord can offer quality education that leads to promising careers and will enhance the services we are committed to providing to our area, region and state.”


Photo attached below

Photography by: Brock Burwell, University of Charleston Photographer



Dr. Edwin H. Welch, President, University of Charleston, seated left, and Dr. Kendra Boggess, President, Concord University, seated right, sign the agreement.


Shown back row, left to right: Dr. Michelle Easton, Dean of School of Pharmacy, University of Charleston; Dr. Susan Gardner, Assistant Dean for Professional and Student Affairs, School of Pharmacy, University of Charleston; Rajan Radhakrishnan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Pharmacy, University of Charleston; and Dr. Peter Viscusi, Vice President and Academic Dean, Concord University.



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