Mrs. Phyllis Strickland retired from Campbell University on Friday, June 4, after 21 years of service. Strickland has operated in various capacities within the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS), touching the lives of many students, graduates and employees. She will be missed.
Strickland began serving the School of Pharmacy as an administrative assistant to the associate dean of Academic Affairs in 2000. Her primary responsibilities were maintaining student records and enrolling students for PharmD courses. Strickland worked with many students on an individual basis and has always greeted everyone with a warm smile.
“Her 21 years of service and dedication to the College in multiple departments is a testament to the tremendous impact and value she has brought over the years.”
Strickland moved to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs in 2012. She was the first face that prospective students saw on interview days and a familiar face for the current student body. Strickland helped complete administrative tasks and field student needs.
In 2017, Strickland began serving as the administrative assistant in the Experiential Education Office. Her primary role was to coordinate IPPE and APPE clinical rotations, enroll PharmD students for their rotations, and record student grades.
Originally from Dunn, NC, Strickland was never a stranger to the Campbell community. She is most looking forward to spending time with her family during retirement. She has loved being able to work alongside so many students during her time on campus.
“Every student is important and should be treated equally,” she said. “I always like to think that I left a lasting impression on the students that I have assisted over the past 20 years.”
“We have been honored to have Phyllis as a member of our Department and ‘on-campus family,’ said Dr. D. Byron May, professor of Pharmacy Practice. Her 21 years of service and dedication to the College in multiple departments is a testament to the tremendous impact and value she has brought over the years. I am glad she was able to complete her time at Campbell serving our students directly in the Office of Experiential Education. We thank her for all she has done and we wish her nothing but joy and happiness in her post-Campbell life.”