Campbell professor, alumnus elected to NC Board of Pharmacy

BUIES CREEK — J. Andrew “Andy” Bowman, PharmD ’93, director of continuing professional education and assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice for Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, was announced as the newest member of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy on Wednesday, June 24.
The announcement came at the completion of a two-month election process for the southeastern district seat that included a one-month runoff election. The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, created by the North Carolina Legislature to protect the public health, safety and welfare in pharmaceutical matters, sets standards for academic and practical experience programs prior to licensure, issues permits to operate pharmacies and annually renews licenses and permits.
“The Board is delighted to welcome Dr. Bowman as its southeastern region member,” said Jay Campbell, executive director of the NC Board of Pharmacy. “Andy’s history of superlative service to the profession and the public speaks for itself. We look forward to working with him as he prepares to assume his duties in the mission to protect the public health and safety of North Carolina’s citizens on May 1, 2016.”
Bowman is the first Campbell alumnus elected to the board.
“I am humbled and honored to be elected to the NC Board of Pharmacy by my colleagues and peers,” said Bowman. “I received support from pharmacists around the state of North Carolina, including Campbell pharmacy alumni and the independent pharmacy owners of Mutual Drug in the election. I am truly ‘Campbell Proud’ of the election results. Our alumni clearly played a significant role in the outcome of this election and that is a testament to the maturation of our doctor of pharmacy program. I am overwhelmed by the support.”
“Campbell is excited to have a faculty member and alumnus serving the public and advancing the profession of pharmacy at the state level,” said Michael L. Adams, PharmD, PhD, dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. “I know Dr. Bowman is passionate about the profession of pharmacy as well as the health of North Carolina citizens, and he will serve well on the Board.”
Bowman will begin attending monthly Board meetings immediately as a member-elect in preparation to assume his full responsibilities in May 1, 2016, when his five-year term of service will begin following the official appointment by Governor Pat McCrory.