Strategic Plan: STLCOP 20/20

Grounded in rich tradition and history, STLCOP faculty, students, alumni, and staff collaborated to create a strategic plan, STLCOP 2020, that will not only secure the College’s legacy, but enable us to enhance our impact on the practice of pharmacy locally, regionally, and nationally.

For nearly 150 years, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has educated outstanding pharmacists who serve their patients and their profession with great care and ability. From its start in the midst of the Civil War, STLCOP has grown into one of the dozen largest Doctor of Pharmacy programs in America, and our 6,500 alumni practice in all 50 states and 13 different countries.

Over the next decade, we will strive to diversify our academic offerings; advance a community-centered research and scholarship agenda; establish economically sustainable pharmacy practice models; ensure that personal and professional growth is a hallmark of the STLCOP community; and reach beyond our campus to impact our communities in innovative ways. This new plan is as ambitious as it is practical, and we look forward to its completion in 2020.

The resources reflected on our website will give you the structure and progress of our strategic planning effort. If you have ideas or suggestions for us, please send them to

Thank you for your time, effort, and BOLD THINKING.

John A. Pieper, Pharm.D.