The concept for expanding the TTUHSC pharmacy program into Abilene first came about in 2004 when a group of community and private organizations approached Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy with a vision to offer four-year pharmacy education and research to their community and region.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the expansion in January 2006 and the school began making plans for extending its Pharm.D. and Post-Graduate Pharmacy Education programs into the Texas Big Country. Since that time, a 40,000 square-foot campus has been constructed and classes began in August 2007.
The Abilene regional campus supports all four years of the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy's Pharm.D. program. It enrolls 40 new students each academic year and increased the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy's total class sizes from 90 students to 130.
Abilene Experiential Programs Staff Info
Randi King is our Assistant Director located on our Abilene campus. She has been with the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy since 2007, and took great joy in seeing the first class from the Abilene campus graduate in 2011. In addition to working with our students, preceptors, and sites for both IPPE and APPE clerkships in the Abilene area she serves as the main point of contact for CORE, our rotation management software system. Away from the office Randi enjoys traveling with her family, photography, and being an avid sports fan (Go Rangers!).
Erica is the Experiential Coordinator at the Abilene campus. Erica assists with IPPE/APPE rotation maintenance which includes pre-rotation paperwork, site visits, health fairs and volunteer services. She also assists with rotation scheduling, special request reports, support to the Assistant Director, and assist with campus wide events. Erica provides support to the students and preceptors on the Abilene Campus. She has 10 years of experience as a Pharmacy technician in an Institutional setting. Pharmacy is something that Erica has a true passion for and enjoys working with and being a part of. She has enjoyed working with students since Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy has been in Abilene first at a site where rotations were completed and now helping them complete rotations that they enjoy. During Erica’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies.