SPOKANE, Wash. – Linda Garrelts MacLean has been promoted from clinical associate professor to clinical professor, effective July 1, 2013.

MacLean is a former pharmacy owner who joined the College in 2002. She has served as chair of the Department of Pharmacotherapy and currently serves as associate dean for professional education and outreach and as associate dean for advancement. She is a licensed pharmacist and certified diabetes educator.

Garrelts-MacLean is a 1978 WSU pharmacy graduate who owned Jones Pharmacy in Spokane for many years until she sold it in 1999. She has received national attention for her contributions to the profession, including the 1997 selection by Pharmacy Times national magazine as the “Most Influential Woman Pharmacist of the Year;” the 1999 selection by American Druggist magazine as one of the nation’s “Top 50 Most Influential Pharmacists;” and a 2001 award from the National Community Pharmacists Association for her contributions to the profession.

She served as president of the Washington State Pharmacists Association from 1997-1998 and served for many years as a preceptor to WSU pharmacy students before joining the College half-time in 2002 and then full-time in 2006. In 2002, the College named her its Outstanding Alumnus for the year.

MacLean is dedicated to mentoring and teaching student pharmacists about management, leadership and ownership.