CoPPS,IPH Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) has seven advisors in Tallahassee and an advisor at each pharmacy practice center. Two advisors are available for learners matriculating through the graduate programs as well. All advisors follow the same procedures and offer the same services of the Tallahassee main campus OSA regardless of location to ensure that learners are treated equally.

Vision:

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) vision is to provide comprehensive academic, professional and mentoring support to learners to ensure successful matriculation through the pharmacy program. As we continue to be a global leader within the 21st century, we will continue to serve the multicultural population in education, research, and service to provide a transformative learning experience. The OSA strives to develop a more diverse collaborative environment that focuses on improving and maintaining healthy and resilient well-being communities for years to come.

Mission:

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) mission is to provide support for learners as they matriculate through the undergraduate and graduate programs of the College. Within our office, we will continue to innovate diverse leaders and scientists in the field of pharmacy. The advance and development of science will create and foster safer outcomes and treatment for our unrepresented communities of color. Through professional and community outreach activities, learners are also encouraged to develop and incorporate new practices that enhance public health and patient-centered care in diverse populations and settings.

The OSA assists in the following learner related activities:

1. Registration of classes

2. Formative and summative assessment advisement

3. Drop/Add and Withdrawal special accommodations as per university guidelines

4. Advisement

5. Professional development (information on career opportunities/residencies)

6. Retention/Tutoring Program (CARE Program)

7. Community Outreach and Volunteerism

8. Student organization advising and guidance

9. Facilitate problems with financial aid and other areas of the university to minimize any negative impact on the learner´s ability to matriculate effectively

For more information concerning the Office of Student Affairs, contact:
Debora Taylor
Interim Assistant Dean Office of Student Affairs
850-599-3740
debora.taylor@famu.edu