Carla White is a clinical pharmacist and the director of recruitment, development, and diversity initiatives at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. White’s strategic leadership, creativity, and passion have become hallmarks of her tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Using her vision to engage partners and build key relationships, White was able to develop innovative education and practice models, world-class marketing capabilities, and business strategies. She was able to craft and advance a sustainable institutional strategy to produce the next generation of pharmacy leaders. White has more than sixty invited presentations and has presented nationally and authored several peer-reviewed abstracts. White was also the principal investigator for an $80,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for a Pilot Program for Recruitment of Minority Students into Schools of Pharmacy. She designed and developed contemporary and state-of-the-art web pages for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy website for prospective students and led the production of two recruitment DVDs and an electronic publication. White developed the Carolina Leadership, Excellence and Development (LEAD) programs, the LEADership Academy, the Pharmacy Recruitment Ambassadors Program, and implemented the first Carolina Pre-Pharmacy Club and an Academic Administrative Fellowship Program.
Before taking on her current role, White served as the director of a five course sequence entitled, “The Pharmaceutical Care Labs.” White has received numerous teaching, mentoring, and media awards and served as the health team pharmacist at WRAL TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1999 to 2005.