Campus News

Finalists named for vet med deanship

Three candidates have been chosen as finalists for the position of dean of UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine. They began visiting campus last week to meet with college faculty, staff and students and to present a seminar.

The new dean will fill the vacancy created when Keith Prasse retired March 1 after serving as dean for nine years.

Each candidate has presented or will present a seminar titled “View of the Future of Veterinary Medicine” at 10 a.m. in room H237 of the veterinary college building.

Lee Myers, state veterinarian and assistant commissioner of animal industry with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, visited campus Aug. 17.

Kent Hoblet, professor and chair of the department of veterinary preventative medicine in the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will be on campus Sept. 8

Sheila Allen, interim dean of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine and former associate dean for academic affairs in the college, will give her seminar Sept. 19.

The candidates were identified in a national search conducted by a 19-member committee that includes faculty, staff, a student and two alumni. Richard Porterfield, dean of UGA’s Warnell School of Forest Resources and chair of the committee, said the goal is to have a new dean chosen during fall semester.