College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

About The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The nationally ranked College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was the first college established at The University of Toledo. The college’s 114-year history includes a tradition of student-centered instruction and excellence in research and patient care. The UToledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences features state-of-the-art facilities, including a renowned pharmacy practice lab that allows students to gain real-time experience in a functioning pharmacy. Our faculty members are recognized authorities in their areas of specialization, conducting research that contributes to the development of new treatments, practices, and innovations. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).


The mission of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is to educate students to become pharmacists, healthcare professionals, and pharmaceutical scientists while advancing pharmaceutical knowledge. Our guiding principles are personal integrity, respect for humanity and human diversity, and professionalism.


The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will be a recognized educational leader that advances human health through practice, knowledge, and research.

Points of Pride

  • Founded in 1904 and the first college established at The University of Toledo. The college originally shared a building with the Colleges of Art, Sciences, Law, and Medicine in downtown Toledo. In 2010, the college expanded to a newly constructed state-of-the-art facility, the Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center, on the University's Health Science Campus.
  • The only bachelors-level program in cosmetic sciences in the nation.
  • The only accredited pharmacy program in the country whose 2019 graduates achieved a 100% passage rate on their in-state pharmacy law exam. The 2019 PharmD graduates had the highest pass rate among the seven accredited pharmacy programs in Ohio on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination.
  • The only Ohio school of pharmacy that has established pharmacy partnerships to provide place-bound students with direct access to careers in pharmacy or the pharmaceutical sciences. The college currently has an active partnership with Owens Community College in Ohio.
  • Established a partnership with Toledo Early College High School that creates a bridge from high school to the college's pharmaceutical science baccalaureate program.
  • The college's international relationships include academic and research partnerships in two of Toledo's Sister Cities: The University of Szeged in Hungary and PSG and Sons' Charities College of Technology in Coimbatore, India. The college also has partnerships with Lebanese American University in Lebanon, AI Zaytoonah University in Jordan, King Faisal Specialis Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia, and the North Sichuan Medical College in China, among others.
  • Each year, more than $1 million in grant money is awarded to the College for research and development.
  • The college is nationally recognized in promoting the pharmacy profession to high school students through camps and career days. In 2001, the college established a pharmacy summer camp to introduce rising high school senior to the profession and practice of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. The camp has continued since its inception. Many pharmacy camp participants later earn pharmacy degrees from UToledo.
  • Graduates of the doctor of pharmacy program have a first-time passage rate of over 94% on the Pharmacy Board Licensure Exam.


College Administration

Gary Pollack

Dean, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Gary Pollack, Ph.D.

Monica Holiday-Goodman

Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion

Monica Holiday-Goodman, Ph.D., R.Ph.

Laurie Mauro

Associate Dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs

Laurie Mauro, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Katherine Wall

Chair, Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

Katherine Wall, Ph.D.


Frederick Williams

Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Frederick Williams, Ph.D.

Martin Ohlinger

Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Martin Ohlinger, Pharm.D., BCCCP, FCCM


Last Updated: 4/21/21