About the Artist
Victor Yanchick, a native of Joliet, Ill., began his professional career in 1968 as an assistant professor of pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin. He remained at the University of Texas until 1985, rising through the ranks as associate professor of pharmacy, adjunct associate professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, adjunct associate professor of nursing in the School of Nursing and professor of pharmacy. While at the University of Texas, Yanchick held various administrative positions in the College of Pharmacy, as well, including acting assistant dean, assistant dean for academic affairs and associate dean.
In 1985, he was appointed dean and professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma. In 1996, he was named dean and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and, in 2010, he was appointed to the VCU School of Pharmacy's Archie O. McCalley Dean's Chair.
Yanchick is past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and has been a member of numerous national pharmacy practice and education advisory boards. He has served as a scientific reviewer for the American Pharmacists Association, the American Association of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. He has supervised the M.S. or Ph.D. programs of more than 20 students.
Yanchick has received a number of awards and honors recognizing his accomplishments, among them the Distinguished Alumnus Award from both the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and Purdue University School of Pharmacy.
During his career, he has had wide-ranging interests in the profession, from medication use in the elderly to interprofessional education and curricular development. He has guided pharmacy programs through a time of rapid change with a personal commitment to improve patient care through advances and innovation in pharmacy education.
In addition to his career as a university administrator, Yanchick is a highly regarded watercolor artist who has created works described as "dazzling." Many of his paintings have been donated or auctioned to raise funds for student scholarships and for local charitable organizations. He credits most of his success to a supportive and understanding family.
B.S., Pharmacy, University of Iowa, 1962
M.S., Hospital Pharmacy, University of Iowa, 1966
ASHP-accredited Residency in Hospital Pharmacy Administration, University Hospitals, University of Iowa, 1966
Ph.D., Pharmacy, Purdue University, 1968