Search for Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Now Underway

College of Veterinary Medicine

Photo by Nathan Latil/NC State Veterinary Medicine

An open search for the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine is now underway.

As previously announced, Dean Paul Lunn is leaving NC State in mid-January 2022 to become dean of his alma mater, the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science. Kate Meurs, Randall B. Terry, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Comparative Medicine and associate dean for research and graduate studies, has been appointed to serve as interim dean effective January 18, 2022.

The College of Veterinary Medicine dean search nomination committee is chaired by Dean David Hinks of the Wilson College of Textiles. The other committee members each represent a group of college constituents including faculty from each department, department heads, administration, EHRA non-faculty staff, SHRA staff, students and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation. Committee members are:

  • David Herring, Member, NC State Board of Trustees
  • Nicholas Buchler, Associate Professor, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Sherry Buckles, Executive Director of Development, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation
  • Allen Cannedy, Director for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ke Cheng, Randall B. Terry, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Curtis Colwell, Interim Hospital Administrator, Veterinary Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Abby Cox, DVM Candidate, Class of 2023, and SAVMA Chapter President, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Derek Foster, Associate Professor, Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Milburn Holbrook, Assistant Dean of Business and Finance, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Gwen McKeever, Administrative Program Assistant, Dean’s Office, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kelly Meiklejohn, Assistant Professor, Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Natasha Olby, Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rhana M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology, Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Lauren Schnabel, Associate Director, Comparative Medicine Institute, and Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Barbara Sherry, Head and Professor, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Sid Thakur, Director, Global Health, and Professor, Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Susan Ward, President, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation

The nomination committee will hold its first meeting Friday, September 10 and will continue to work during the fall and spring semesters. Finalist candidate interviews and open forums will be held in early spring 2022. Stay up to date on the search by visiting the search page on the Provost’s Office website or go.ncsu.edu/cvm-search

Executive Search Services in NC State’s Human Resources division will be assisting the nomination committee. Kelly Wick will be managing the search for the Provost’s Office.

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