Gene Hotchkiss

Gene Hotchkiss

  • Senior Associate Dean Emeritus
  • School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy, Room 2050-E
University of Kansas
2010 Becker Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66047


  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS (1969)


Senior Associate Dean Gene Hotchkiss joined the KU School of Pharmacy in 1986, as assistant to the dean and coordinator of experiential learning. In 2003, he earned the title of associate dean, and in 2012 was named senior associate dean. Hotchkiss graduated from the KU School of Pharmacy in 1969.

Among his many duties, Hotchkiss serves as advisor to current and pre-pharmacy students. He is the faculty liaison for the school's chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association. He also developed and coordinates the school's annual summer camp program.

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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