ACP Names Bowman as Dean for Strategic Partnerships, Engagement

OAKWOOD, VA (APRIL 25, 2024) –The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) has announced Dr. Andy Bowman has joined the college as its new Assistant Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Engagement and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice.

Bowman comes to ACP from Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences where he has taught for the past 24 years. He is also the current president of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy and is a member of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

He graduated from the Campbell University School of Pharmacy in 1993 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and also completed his undergraduate study at Campbell in the pre-pharmacy curriculum.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Bowman join the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in this new position,” said ACP Provost and Dean Susan Mayhew. “He brings a wealth of experience to us not only in administration, but also in the classroom, through his involvement in various state and national pharmacy board positions and through his work in actual pharmacy settings. 

“We look forward to working with him to grow our strategic partnerships in the region and beyond,” Mayhew added.

In his most recent position at Campbell, Bowman served as the director of continuing professional education and as a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice. He also previously served as director of continuing education and alumni relations at Campbell University and served on a number of committees including the PharmD Admissions Committee, Faculty & Staff Development Committee, Scholarship Committee, the Athletics Committee, Student Life Committee; and was an advisor to Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Phi Lambda Sigma and the Pre-Pharmacy Club.

He is a previous member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Professional Health Program; a member of the American Society for Pharmacy Law; a North Carolina Board of Pharmacy representative on the NC DHHS Medicaid Managed Care Quality Committee and the NC DHHS Opioid Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and the American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy

His pharmacy work experience includes numerous community pharmacies. He was the first pharmacy manager at the Campbell University Health Center Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist in Virginia and in North Carolina and is a certified trainer for APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunizations for Pharmacy Technicians; and an APhA Immunization Training Program facilitator.

He has been published on numerous occasions, including in an “Ask Andy” column of the Senior News, Blue Ridge Edition, in Roanoke; and in the magazine, “U.S. Pharmacist.”  Bowman also provided a weekly radio call-in show, “Ask Andy” on 960AM WFIR in Roanoke in the 1990s. 

Bowman and his family have endowed scholarships established at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health for PharmD students interested in pursuing a residency in oncology pharmacy and at Bluefield University.  The Bowman family created the memorial scholarships in honor of Andy’s late brother, Daniel G. Bowman, an administrator at Bluefield College, Radford University; and the Roanoke County, Bedford County and Craig County Public School Systems, who died from a rare cancer in 2014.

When not in the classroom or in the pharmacy, Bowman serves as color commentator for college football games.  He has 11 years of broadcasting experience including games with the Campbell University Fighting Camels and the Catawba College Indians.  Bowman has appeared on ESPN Plus, FloFootball and called games on numerous radio channels and live stream broadcasts.  

In his new role at ACP, Bowman will develop and implement an external relations strategy for the college, as well as assist in recruiting for ACP programs, facilitate the development of affiliation agreements with external partners; provide insight for the development of the college’s communication strategy, including advertising, image building, branding and developing materials for distribution; and assist the dean in facilitating philanthropic opportunities with individuals, including ACP alumni, as well as corporate and private entities by developing and maintaining relationships with key donors, arranging meetings, assisting in solicitations and developing correspondence. He will also serve as a liaison between the college and government agencies, local community organizations and other external entities; and oversee the planning, organization and execution of events, such as conferences, workshops, seminars, continuing education programs and networking events aiming to engage external stakeholders and alumni while promoting the college’s visibility and impact.

“After 24 years educating student pharmacists at my alma mater, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, I am excited to return to my home state of Virginia and join the Appalachian College of Pharmacy team,” Bowman said. “Educating the next generation of pharmacists through more than two decades at Campbell has been an honor and a privilege. I look forward to contributing to the development of young professionals at ACP. I anticipate that my activities in the Greater Roanoke Valley, New River Valley, Southwest Virginia and beyond, will both enhance the educational experience of ACP students and expand relationships with ACP alumni and our many partners.”  

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is the only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded in 2003, the college accepted its first students in 2005. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Its mission is to cultivate a learning community committed to education, community outreach and the professional development of pharmacists. Its graduate pharmacists are now practicing throughout the United States.

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