Enviromental Quality, Mississippi Department Of
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2017
This project will support workforce development and job creation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by hiring faculty and staff as part of the accreditation process for the William Carey University School of Pharmacy who will educate and train the future pharmacist workforce. It is anticipated that Mississippi will see a workforce shortage of more than 400 pharmacists over the next two years. Development of pharmacist workforce is needed to support this shortage. The purpose of this project is to assist William Carey University in gaining accreditation for a pharmacy program. Once accreditation has been achieved, the School of Pharmacy at the Tradition Campus will be constructed and anticipates 60 pharmacy graduates annually, creating new jobs through faculty and support services.