NSU College of Pharmacy Alumnus Named Walgreens President

Richard Ashworth, Pharm.D.

Walgreens Boots Alliance recently named NSU College of Pharmacy alumnus, Richard Ashworth, Pharm.D. (’99), President of Walgreens. Ashworth, who started at NSU when it was still known as Southeastern University, credits his ability to work his way up the ranks of Walgreens from stock boy to now President, partly to his time at NSU.

In a 2015 “SharksRx” Magazine interview, the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recipient said, “Pharmacy is all about helping patients achieve improved health and well-being.”  He continued, “So it can’t be about tablets in a bottle…that’s not what pharmacy is about.”  He concludes, “Pharmacy is about making a difference in people’s lives.”

Dean Clark said, “I am extremely proud of Dr. Ashworth for this accomplishment.  It is exciting to see our Sharks dominate in the profession of pharmacy, taking on the leadership roles we envision for our students.”

Congratulations and thank you for being a shining example of what can be accomplished with the foundation laid by the NSU Edge and dedication to the profession of pharmacy, Richard!

To read the complete article from 2015, please click here