Robert Van Horne describes his tenure at the University of Montana (UM) as Dean of the School of Pharmacy from 1956 until his retirement in 1985. He discusses the small student body and limited budget when he arrived in the 1950s. Van Horne talks about the changes in student attitudes during his 30-plus years at UM as well as the evolving relationship between the deans and other UM administrators. He recalls his encouragement of the development of the student health center pharmacy and the pharmacy program to provide continuing education for pharmacists. Van Horne discusses his teaching philosophy, the formal activities of the pharmacy students, and the social activities on campus. He briefly relates how he chose a career in pharmacy.
University of Montana administration; School of Pharmacy; Pharmacy education, Montana; Continuing education, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project, OH 270, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (15 p.: 28 cm.)
Van Horne, Robert Loren, "Robert "Van" Loren Van Horne Interview, August 7, 1991" (1991). University of Montana Centennial Oral History Project. 19.