Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Dr. Kathleen Snella, Interim Dean 

The Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy (FCOP) offers a four-year professional doctorate degree program, the doctor of pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national licensure examinations. Those who successfully pass the licensure examinations are qualified to work as a pharmacist.

Vision and Mission 

Our vision is to be the preeminent college of pharmacy that fosters leaders in pharmacy practice, education, scholarship, and public service to care for rural and other underserved populations. We reach towards this vision through our mission of advancing public health and wellness in East Texas and beyond through innovation and collaboration in pharmacy education, scholarship and advocacy.

Core Values 

The faculty and staff of the FCOP embrace specific core values as part of our academic and professional culture. We use these core values to guide how we interact with all current and future stakeholders including students, practitioners, faculty, and staff, develop didactic and experiential learning components of the curriculum, and engage the professional and lay communities. These core values are:

  • Integrity – honesty, fairness, and respect for individual worth
  • Optimism – supportive, positive, and hopeful
  • Curiosity – inquisition, investigation, and discovery of the possible 
  • Accountability – transparency, responsibility, and commitment 
  • Leadership – inspiration, collaboration, and advocacy
  • Initiative – purpose, innovation, and lifelong learning
  • Development – growth, maturity, and cultivation.