BLACKSBURG, Va., June 10, 2013 – Following Gerhardt Schurig’s decision to step down as dean of the college, after serving in the role for nine years, a search committee was appointed and has been working to find the next dean for the college.
As part of the interview and selection process for the next dean, Senior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee invites all members of the campus community to meet the outstanding candidates selected for campus interviews. Each candidate will spend time at the University of Maryland, College Park and Virginia Tech.
University and community members will be invited to attend each candidate’s open forum presentation on “The Future of Veterinary Medicine: Educational, Clinical, and Research Opportunities.” The open forum presentations will also be broadcast live via AdobeConnect for remote participants, and recordings of the sessions will be available online following each.
A reception will also be held following each open forum presentation. Candidate CVs and survey links to provide feedback will be posted on the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost in advance of each visit date. The search committee encourages all campus and community members to submit feedback via the online surveys.
Cyril Clarke is the Lois Bates Acheson Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. He received his BVSc from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medical Sciences from Louisiana State University, and a master's degree in higher education from Oklahoma State University. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology, he was a faculty member at Oklahoma State University from 1987 until 2007, where he served as department head and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He was named dean at Oregon State University in 2007.
Open Forum Presentation and Reception: June 18, 2013, 3:30 – 5 p.m., The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Christopher Olsen is interim vice chancellor for academic affairs/vice provost for teaching and learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also professor of public health in the School of Veterinary Medicine. He received the D.V.M. from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and later earned a Ph.D. from Cornell. He completed a U.S. Public Health Service Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and then joined the faculty. He served as associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Veterinary Medicine from 2006-2012.
Open Forum Presentation and Reception: June 20, 2013, 3:30 – 5 p.m., The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
Donald Reynolds is dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. He received the D.V.M. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Reynolds was professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He served as associate dean for research and graduate studies from 2000 to 2008. He was appointed dean at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2008.
Open Forum Presentation and Reception: June 26, 2013, 3:30 – 5 p.m., The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center