The new Pharmacy Building addition included a Student Health Center pharmacy, a learning resource center, a nuclear pharmacy laboratory, and a television production laboratory was dedicated.
The Texas College and University System Coordinating Board cited the UT Doctor of Pharmacy program as one of the top three such programs in the U.S.
The Generations Club was established to foster careers in pharmacy through continued parental generation pharmacists.
During the observance of the University’s Centennial, the college sponsored two symposia: “Pharmacy’s Mandate for Excellence: the Opportunities and Challenges” and “Pharmacist: Responding to an Older America.”
A fund raising focus during the University’s centennial observance saw creation of numerous endowments including a $1 million Johnson & Johnson Centennial Chair in Pharmacy.
A new curriculum allowed students greater flexibility regarding career-oriented electives. Early admission through the 1:4 program was a new feature in the revised curriculum.
Pharmacy Administration brought national recognition to the college as it hosted the William S. Apple Memorial Program in Community Pharmacy Management.
The College helped assure outstanding leadership for the profession’s future when it was host for the first annual Young Pharmacist Leadership Conference.
Exceptional undergraduate students were further challenged with implementation of the Honors Program.
The College maintained an active role in the newly created Texas Pharmacy Congress that was founded in Fall 1988.