Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
College of Pharmacy, October 11, 2022
Gary S. Schneider earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy in 1971 from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. His exemplary career began as a practitioner and owner of Desnick Bros. Drug and Medical Supply, a successful St. Paul, Minnesota pharmacy (1978-93). He then moved into being a manager of pharmacy affairs for Diversified Pharmaceutical Services (1993-97), and then on to Smith Kline Becham, Health Management Services as a product manager for asthma programs (1997-99). Later, he progressed to vice president of Gallipot, Inc., a leading supplier of materials and educational programs for pharmacists who compound medicines for patients with special treatment needs (1999-2010). When Minnesota-based Gallipot was purchased by the European-based Fagron, an international supplier of compounding materials, Schneider was selected to serve as president (2010-2013). He retired, but not for long - as he was recruited to direct the network of pharmacists who provide medication management services to the University and State of Minnesota employees (2013-19). Throughout his career, Schneider has influenced others to practice at the highest level with an emphasis on investing in improving patient care. He is also a respected and influential member of the Minnesota and national pharmacist communities, serving on many boards and committees. Generous with his time and expertise, Schneider served as an adjunct faculty member in the College Pharmacy for more than a decade, and served as a member or co-chair of several College of Pharmacy capital campaigns. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors, including the National Association of Retail Druggist Leadership Award (1984), the Minnesota Pharmacists Association Bowl of Hygeia Award (1985), and the Harold R. Popp Award by the Minnesota Pharmacist’s Association (1987). Schneider’s distinguished and unique record of service and leadership has contributed significantly to the University of Minnesota and the College of Pharmacy, and has improved health on both the state and national levels
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.