As a longtime mentor and leader in pharmacy and at the University of Minnesota, Lowell Anderson began his history of service as a student volunteer at the College of Pharmacy, where he graduated in 1962. In addition to starting an independent community pharmacy, Anderson went on to lead organizations at home and beyond, including the International Pharmacist Federation, the Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA) and the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. As past president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Anderson received the Remington Honor Medal, widely regarded as one of America’s top pharmacy awards. He is also an MPhA past president and has been recognized with many honors from our organization.
At the University of Minnesota, Anderson’s commitment and support have been unparalleled. As a Professor in the Pharmaceutical Care & Health Department from 2009 until his retirement in 2017, Anderson’s guidance has made a positive, lasting impact on the future of the industry. In addition to providing strong leadership within the Pharmacy Alumni Society, the Century Mortar Club, and the College of Pharmacy's Board of Advisors, Lowell has served on a variety of task forces and committees. He’s also helped spearhead and develop major initiatives including the Center for Leading Healthcare Change.