KPhA appoints Fink as Professor of Leadership

June 22, 2012

The Kentucky Pharmacists Association has named Joseph L. Fink III, professor of pharmacy law and policy at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, as Professor of Leadership.

The Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) has named Joseph L. Fink III, professor of pharmacy law and policy at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy, as Professor of Leadership. He was formally recognized at KPhA’s annual meeting last week.

“Dr. Fink embodies the mission of KPhA,” said Lewis Wilkerson, the organization’s president. “Over his distinguished career, he has continued to promote the profession of pharmacy, enhance the practice standards, and demonstrate the value of pharmacy to countless people across Kentucky, the nation, and the world.”

Fink is the first UK College of Pharmacy faculty member to be named the KPhA Professor, according to a statement issued by the college.

As a pharmacist, lawyer, and educator, his involvement in professional pharmacy and law organizations has been varied and extensive.

Fink also has advised and mentored numerous student leaders while he served as faculty advisor for the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and the Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students. In March, he received the Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award for his personal commitment to and support of student pharmacists throughout his career.

“When you think of pharmacy leadership, you think of Joe Fink,” said Tim Tracy, UK College of Pharmacy’s dean. “Joe has quite literally trained and mentored a generation of pharmacy leaders and continues to impact the next generation of leaders every day here at the UK College of Pharmacy. He is most deserving of this professorship.”