Message to SCP Students from Dean Madhavan

Published: March 20, 2020
Categories: UNT System College of Pharmacy

To: SCP Students
From: Dean Madhavan
Date: Friday, March 20, 2020
Re: Message from the Dean

As this first full week of alternative instructional delivery comes to an end, I want to thank you for your patience, perseverance and adaptability as we navigate this uncharted territory.

This is certainly not the way we saw this semester going, and we know it has been an adjustment for you. But this is now the new normal, at least for the foreseeable future, and the measures we are taking are necessary and crucial to stopping the spread of COVID-19.

No one knows what tomorrow, next week, or next month will bring. But our team is working diligently behind the scenes to provide the best possible delivery of our curriculum over the remainder of the semester.

Your health and wellness is of utmost concern to me and our college, and we will do everything possible to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff and students while adhering to our mission. Please practice social distancing, personal hygiene, and take all health precautions possible to keep yourself safe and to avoid further spread.

HSC and SCP leadership are communicating regularly and working together to make sure we keep you abreast of the latest decisions and updates to manage daily functions. Nationally, AACP and ACPE are working collaboratively with other professional organizations to guide educational programs through these difficult times. Together, we will make difficult decisions based on ever-evolving information.

I am very impressed and grateful to our students, faculty, and staff who are volunteering to help with various community services demonstrating compassion and appreciation for the needs of our citizens, and reflecting our core values that bind us together. Thank you for thinking of others who may not be as fortunate as we are.

If at any time you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your instructors via Canvas or the contacts listed below. § For matters regarding the curriculum, Lisa Killam-Worrall and Russell Coyle ( are the points of contact. § For matters regarding student events, Emanuel George ( is the point of contact. § Ongoing updates and COVID-19 resources are available at