Student and Professional Affairs Division

The Student and Professional Affairs Division serves the College of Pharmacy, the University of Minnesota and the profession of pharmacy by building strong student, alumni and external support through educational opportunities, communication, recognition and advocacy.


The Division is separated into the following units under the leadership of Dr. Randy Seifert, Associate Dean for Student and Professional Affairs:

  • Professional Affairs Division 
  • Office of Student Services 
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Global Pharmacy Engagement

These units work together to provide high quality experiences that support our students, alumni,  practitioners and other partners.

Professional Affairs Division

The Professional Affairs Division oversees the college's alumni affairs, professional affairs, and international programs

Office of Student Services

Within a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment, the Office of Student Services (OSS) co-creates the conditions to prepare, enroll, support, and empower competent and transformative future pharmacists.

OSS staff create strategy and planning to ensure the optimal student experience in the college through student engagement, student advising, career development, and helping PharmD students overcome obstacles to their education.

Office of Admissions

Admissions staff recruit a diverse array of prospective students, advise them to be competitive applicants, manage the admissions process, and create admissions and recruitment strategies that meet the needs of the college and workforce.

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development works with healthcare providers to create educational activities targeted to address gaps in knowledge, skills, strategies and performance. We offer a variety of CE courses and accreditation services. Our mission is to educate the healthcare team as a whole to improve patient outcomes. We leverage the expertise of faculty within the College of Pharmacy, other schools within the AHC and health-related organizations.



Dr. Randy Seifert, Associate Dean for Student and Professional Affairs

Professional and External Relations
Office of Student Services
Office of Admissions
Continuing Professional Development

Cheryl Ekegren-Kirby, Continuing Pharmacy Education Administrator