Cheryl Holcomb

Cheryl Holcomb

  • Assistant Dean for Finance and Human Resources
  • Director
  • School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy, Room 2050-J
University of Kansas
2010 Becker Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66047


  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Kansas (1982)


Assistant Dean Cheryl Holcomb oversees all areas of financial and budgetary management, contract review and human resources. She is also director of the Pharm.D. Professional Development Program. In addition she serves as liaison for students, student organizations, university leadership, and community leaders in areas related to community service and outreach and works closely with members of the service community to identify volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

Holcomb is graduate of KU earning a B.S. in Business Administration in in 1982. She worked the corporate setting for over 20 years, advancing to management positions in the areas of finance and human resources before joining the school in 2004 as its first business manager. She is active with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and was cofounder of the AACP Administration and Financial Officers Group.

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2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU