Director of Continuing Professional Education and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. J. Andrew Bowman was recently elected to serve a second five-year term as the Southeastern District Representative for the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy (NCBOP). Bowman’s second term will begin on May 1, 2021.
In 2015, Bowman became the first Campbell University College of Pharmacy alumnus to ever be elected to serve on the NCBOP. The purpose of the NCBOP is to protect the public health, safety and welfare in pharmaceutical matters. The Board works to develop and implement new policies, support academic and licensing matters, as well as preside over disciplinary hearings for NC pharmacists and pharmacies.
The NCBOP is comprised of five pharmacists representing five districts as well as one public member. North Carolina is the only state where pharmacists elect the Board Members. Being re-elected to serve another five-year term is a high honor. Bowman is incredibly appreciative of everyone who supported his reelection, specifically his fellow Campbell alumni. He remarked, “It’s not about me, it’s about Campbell, representing my alma mater, and the profession of pharmacy at a state and national level.”
Bowman has enjoyed attending national and regional meetings. All Boards are not created equal due to differing state rules and laws. The ability to connect and collaborate with colleagues across the country allows Board Members to glean new ideas and ask: would this be valuable to our state?
“It is my great honor and privilege to serve both the citizens of North Carolina and the profession of pharmacy for a second five-year term on the NC Board of Pharmacy,” Bowman said. “COVID-19 has brought many challenges in healthcare and the practice of pharmacy specifically. I am excited about the new opportunities on the horizon for our profession. There is still much work to be done. A special thank you to my Campbell Pharmacy alumni colleagues. My reelection to the board would not have been possible without your support.”
After completing two years of undergraduate coursework at Campbell, Bowman went on to graduate from the Doctor of Pharmacy in 1993. He returned to his home state of VA after graduation, but eagerly returned to campus to join the faculty in 2000. Bowman’s teaching responsibilities include course director for Pharmacy Law and Ethics I & II, Pharmacy Calculations, Advanced Patient Counseling as well as serving as an APhA immunization trainer, where he helps train pharmacy technicians, student pharmacists, and pharmacists to be vaccinators. He is also the club advisor for two student organizations: Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity and Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Fraternity.
Outside of the classroom, Bowman is an active member of the CPHS Admissions Committee and he also sits on the Board of Directors for the NC Professional Health Program and serves on numerous Board of Pharmacy committees. As the Director of Continuing Professional Education, he is frequently engaged in developing and providing postgraduate education to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in NC and nationally. During the fall, you can find him at Barker Lane Stadium providing color commentary for Fighting Camels Football. He is incredibly proud to be a part of the Campbell community and bleeds black and orange. With almost 30 years of pharmacy experience under his belt, Bowman found himself frequently providing consult as an expert witness for medical malpractice cases, so in 2019 he formed a LLC, Bowman Pharmacy Consulting.
“The reelection of Dr. Andy Bowman to another five-year term on the NC Board of Pharmacy is a reflection of the trust and confidence NC pharmacists have in Andy. We are proud that he will continue representing our profession, the pharmacists of NC, and his alma mater,” says Dr. D. Byron May, Chairman of the CPHS Department of Pharmacy Practice.