Sandra  Boyken
Manager, Center for Healthcare Innovation and Patient Outcomes Research
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Office: WS-1409 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. As senior program coordinator for the drug information service center, she is constantly developing her office and computer skills, as well as learning new programs. 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 and large extended family. Her hobbies include crafts, movies, reading and camping.

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. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church