Director of Experiential Operations and Co-Curriculum
Unit: Clinical Affairs and Outreach
Harrison School of Pharmacy
2240 Walker Building
Auburn, AL 36849
April Staton, Director of Experiential Operations and Co-Curriculum, attended Auburn University where she obtained a B.S. in Healthcare Administration and a Master’s in Higher Education Administration. In 2017, she completed her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.
Staton worked for a decade in two hospital systems in North Alabama in corporate health services and occupational health prior to joining HSOP in 2000.
She has served on several school committees and university committees. Between 2005-08, Staton served as a representative on the Auburn University Administrative and Professional Assembly, and then she served as Chair and Past Chair in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
As a founding member of the Southeastern Pharmacy Experiential Education Consortium, she works with colleagues at the six schools and colleges of pharmacy in Alabama and Georgia. Staton is also an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She has co-authored numerous educational manuscripts and posters and has presented experiential sessions at national meetings. She has also provided experiential consulting services to colleagues as other schools and colleges of pharmacy.
In her role as a student services coordinator, Staton managed the APPE and IPPE schedules all HSOP student pharmacists. As the Director of Operations for Experiential Programs and Co-curriculum, April directs and oversees the co-curriculum as well as manages all operations of the experiential programs.
Staton was the recipient of the HSOP’s Outstanding Staff Member Award in 2004 and 2016 and was the recipient of the HSOP Way of Working (WOW) Award in 2011.