Expansion of school delayed indefinitely

Friday, June 30th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- Officials at the University of Oklahoma at Tulsa have put on hold indefinitely plans to expand the school's pharmacy college.

University President Ken Lackey last year announced a three-year plan to develop a pharmacy school that would enroll about 60 students annually. The university has a small pharmacy program.

That program oversees the clinical rotation of 30 or 40 pharmacy interns placed by the College of Pharmacy at the O-U Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. But a school spokeswoman says O-U does not have the $10,000,000 needed to open the Tulsa pharmacy school by August 2000.

Local drug retailers and O-U-Tulsa have developed a secondary plan to raise the $10,000,000. The president and chief executive officer of May's Drug Stores Incorporated and Drug Warehouse Stores says retailers have raised about $500,000 so far.