Linda Lord, DVM, MS, PhD, was today named associate dean for student affairs at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Lord, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, succeeds Jean Sander, DVM, MAM and Dipl. ACPV, who is leaving Ohio State to become dean of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University.
“The position of associate dean for student affairs is a vital leadership position in the college of veterinary medicine,” said Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPH, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine. “Dr. Lord brings important skills, creativity and enthusiasm and we are fortunate at Ohio State to have such outstanding talent.”
The office of student affairs focuses on student services including support, advocacy, recruitment, admissions, counseling and scholarship management.
“I believe the purpose of the college of veterinary medicine is first and foremost to teach and educate our students, as well as to lead and guide them into their careers,” Lord said. “I enjoy teaching and interacting with the students and feel ready to face the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
Lord received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, master’s degree and PhD from OSU. She practiced small animal medicine for five years before coming to OSU in 2006.
Lord received the Dean’s Award for Creativity in Teaching and served as the service head for Community Practice, Outreach and Shelter Medicine for Veterinary Clinical Sciences from 2008-2011. Her research interests are companion animal population and welfare issues. She is also president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.