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Throwback: 2013


On April 1, 2013, President Kevin L. Alexander and Board Chair, Gene D. Calkins, OD, JD, signed the resolution that established Marshall B. Ketchum University. 

As MBKU celebrated its fifth birthday in 2018, we look back on how it all began. An outgrowth and expansion of the educational offerings of the then 109-year-old Southern California College of Optometry, the University now provides a diversity of health care training opportunities in an environment focused on interprofessional education. The School of Physician Assistant Studies was established in 2011 and MBKU’s College of Pharmacy was established in 2013.

Did you know? 

Marshall B. Ketchum University is named after the founder of the Southern California College of Optometry, who was both a pharmacist and a medical doctor and a passionate advocate for optometry. In 2013, President Alexander stated, "Our new University name reflects Dr. Ketchum's great legacy and expands our position to respond to the nation’s health care needs."

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