In 2017, KPhA reorganized its structure and governance to better meet the needs of all Kansas pharmacists. Our reorganization resulted in the formation of four different academy practice settings. Pharmacist members from each of these academies have elected a fellow pharmacist to represent the academy on the KPhA Board of Directors.
In addition, two pharmacist representatives are elected at-large from the membership to represent all members in association business.
The following professional practice areas and member groups are recognized as Academies by the Association.
Academy Membership Meetings
Each Academy may organize itself for the advancement of the profession and hold meetings in locations and at times mutually agreeable to the members. The Academies are not separate legal entities and have no authority to legally bind the Association.
In its representation of the special interests of the practice setting, Academies may comment on issues of special interest; provided, however, that any such comments are those of the Academy and not the Association. Academies may establish programs, professional policies, and priorities related to pharmacy practice in their particular setting. Academies may act in an advisory capacity and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. Academies do not have the authority to bind the Association or speak for the Association, unless the Board, by resolution authorizes the Academy to do so.
Academy Officers and Board Representation
The members of each Academy elect a chairperson and other officers as the Academy membership deems appropriate in order to conduct the business of the Academy. The chairpersons serve as Directors on the KPhA Board of Directors and are elected in each odd numbered year. Newly elected Officers take their offices on January 1 after elections in the Fall.
Academy Director Position Description
A KPhA Academy Director is a Kansas Pharmacist, Technician or Student elected by members of that Academy. In this role, the appointee is the primary leader to provide direction and act as the KPhA liason to members in an academy. The director should also provide direction to the KPhA Staff to ensure appropriate communication and education to those the academy represents.
Duties and Responsibilities