Originally established in 1911 as a department of the School of Medicine on the University of Colorado at Boulder, the School of Pharmacy opened its doors with two students and one faculty member. The school became an independent college in 1913 and a school in 1957. It joined the Denver Campus in 1986 and held its first classes at the former Health Sciences Center campus in 1992.
In 2008, the school moved to the new Anschutz Medical Campus, a comprehensive health center where teaching, research and health care combine. The newest building to house the School of Pharmacy is currently under construction and will be ready for occupancy in 2011.
Today, the school boasts 55 faculty members and 600 students. In the school’s history there have been only seven deans. The current dean is Dr. Ralph Altiere.