Sandra  Boyken
Coordinator, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Office: WS-1411 CHS Building 1
Phone: 205-726-2891

Sandra Boyken’s relationship with Samford University began in 1997 after many years in the accounting department at a communications company. She began as senior program coordinator for the drug information service center, where she was constantly developing her office and computer skills, as well as learning new programs. In 2015, Boyken became Manager of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Patient Outcomes Research. In 2019, her responsibilities changed to the Experiential Department, where she is learning new software programs and interacting with students and preceptors.

Boyken began taking evening classes at Samford in 2002 in what was then known as Metro College in order to complete her degree. She still counts receiving her diploma as one of her greatest accomplishments. She believes she would not have fulfilled her dream without the support of her family and the McWhorter School of Pharmacy family. In her spare time, Boyken enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and large extended family. Her hobbies include crafts, movies, and reading.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.S, administrative services with a paralegal certificate, Samford University
  • A.A., secretarial administration, Western Kentucky University

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society


  • St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Birmingham, Alabama