History

Founded in 1892, the College of Pharmacy has a rich history of educating pharmacist leaders. As the only pharmacy school in Minnesota, we have educated an estimated two-thirds of the more than 7,500 active pharmacists in the state.

Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence

Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence

Throughout the college's history, its programs have evolved to meet the needs of the pharmacy professionOver the years, the role of the pharmacist has shifted from just distributing medication to also addressing the complex drug therapy needs of consumers and society.

Today’s pharmacists advise their patients, physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosages, interactions and side effects of medications, as well as monitor the health and progress of those patients to ensure that they are using their medications safely and effectively.

College of Pharmacy Deans

Frederick Wulling
Dean, 1892-1936

Charles Rogers
Dean, 1936-1957

George Hager
Dean, 1957-1965

Lawrence Weaver
Dean, 1966-1984

Gilbert Banker
Dean, 1985-1992

Bob Cipolle
Interim Dean, 1992-1994

Lawrence Weaver
Interim Dean, 1994-1996

Marilyn Speedie
Dean, 1996-2017

Lynda Welage
Dean, 2017-present

Timeline: Long History of Innovation and Discovery