College of Pharmacy




College of Pharmacy celebrates life of late professor



SPOKANE, Wash.-The Washington State University College of Pharmacy will celebrate the life of late WSU Professor Emeritus R. Keith Campbell on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.

The memorial service and celebration of life will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Grand Ballroom, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court, in Spokane, Washington. All are welcome to attend and RSVP is requested online at bit.ly/rkc-memorial, or by calling the College of Pharmacy alumni relations office at 509-368-6675.

Campbell passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017, while attending the Washington State Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting in Centralia, Washington. He was 76.

"There is not a corner of the CougaRx Nation and pharmacy community that Keith did not impact in some way through his teaching, mentorship, leadership, and friendship," Dean Gary M. Pollack said in a statement released in November.

Campbell grew up in Spokane Valley, Washington, and was a WSU graduate. He served over 45 years at the WSU College of Pharmacy in a variety of roles, including program administrator, professor, director, student advisor, and several years as associate dean of student services.

Outside the classroom he developed numerous unique live and self-study programs about the management of chronic diseases, such as Type 1 diabetes. His list of professional accomplishments and awards is remarkable, and illustrates the profound impact he has made, both at WSU and on the pharmacy profession as a whole.

In 2017, the college honored Campbell by naming its Lifetime Achievement Award after him. Also as part of the inaugural Crimson Gala last year, alumni and friends of the college raised money to name the applied patient care laboratory in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building in his honor.

Campbell's full obituary is available online at http://dnews.com/obituaries/obituary-riley-keith-campbell-of-pullman/article_8574ccdc-0219-5f45-b149-0b102e9f8525.html.

Complete details on the memorial in Spokane, including how to RSVP, can be found online at bit.ly/rkc-memorial.

For those who would like to share stories, photos, memories, condolences, and well wishes, please feel free to post them to the Facebook page, Remembering Keith, at https://fb.me/rememberingRKC.

[Lori J. Maricle] 1/31/18