Staff Spotlight: Brad Gilchrist

November 01, 2016

UI College of Pharmacy Class of 1990
Staff Spotlight is an initiative sponsored by the College of Pharmacy Staff Council to celebrate the incredibly talented staff within the college and to facilitate awareness and understanding of the unique individuals who make up the pharmacy family. Staff members in a variety of roles and departments will be featured on a rotating basis.

This month, we are learning about Brad Gilchrist, an administrative services specialist and building coordinator.

Tell us about your role at the College of Pharmacy.

My job includes serving as representative and liaison for the College of Pharmacy new building project between the project manager, construction managers, design team, and the college. When questions related to the new building arise, my job is to get the answer to the question. I am also involved with surplus, inventory, emergency preparedness planning, and general well-being of the current building. If you have something that needs to go to surplus, I’m your man. Likewise, if you notice something in the building needs attention or fixing, let me know. 

What field of work did you begin in?

My first field of work was delivering newspapers. This was followed by short career in lawn mowing and detasseling corn, followed by jobs selling shoes at Brown Shoe Fit Co., washing golf clubs at the Burlington Golf Club, and filling med trays at Carruthers Pharmacy.

What was your first car?

The first car I ever wanted was a convertible MGB. Dark green.  My reality was a manual, four-speed, four-door 1976 Datsun B210. Turquoise.  The detasseling and paper route money only went so far.

Tell us about your photo.

This is me with my classmates from the College of Pharmacy class of 1990 at a recent Homecoming celebration.