I am delighted to share the election of pharmacy alumnus Clark Gustafson ’66 to the University of the Pacific Board of Regent’s. He exhibits strengths of good character which distinguish him in all he does and the University is fortunate to have Clark joining the Board.

I have known Clark for many years. We have worked together in the California Pharmacists Association and on numerous committees and projects. He has served on my Dean’s Leadership Council at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences since its inception in 2000, and prior to that, was a guiding force in the University’s President’s National Commission, which laid the groundwork establishing the many aspects of our strategic plan and capital campaign.

His service to the School and University has extended to the Department of Pharmacy Practice and to our alumni and students. He has a passion for professional competence and is willing to put himself out there for our students and especially their clinical training. Clark was a key figure in the development of our Bakersfield Advanced Pharmacy Practice Region and continues to effect growth and advancement in this area. He has provided funding to underwrite receptions for the Bakersfield region; opened his homes for alumni and student gatherings; speaks to our students on issues of business management and managed care; and is a philanthropic friend of the School.

Clark’s professional service and honors exhibit his important achievements and contributions: Among his most prominent service to CPhA are his service as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1978-1985; President in 1984; and multiple years as Chairman such key committees as Long Range Planning and Long Term Care and Institutional Pharmacy Academy.  Clark was honored as Pharmacist of the Year in 2001. He has served for nine years as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Care Network and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Premier Pharmacists Network for three years. He has been active during his career in the American Pharmacists Association, serving as Trustee of the Board of Directors and currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and has served on the Committee of Home Health Care and Ancillary Personnel.

The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at University of the Pacific honored Clark as Alumnus of the Year in 2010. An honor given, not only for his service to the School and the distinction he has brought to Pacific as an alumni, but also for his many years of service to the profession.

You can read the official University announcement here.

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