Ohio Vet College Seeks New Dean

As Dr. Lonnie King steps into retirement, the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine seeks applicants and nominations for its next dean.

March 12, 2015

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine[1] has put out an invitation to qualified individuals to apply for the position of dean. Lonnie King, DVM, Dipl. ACVPM, the college’s present dean, is set to retire Aug. 31.

Dr. King’s original appointment as dean was for five years, from 2009 to -2014, but he agreed to stay an extra year to assist with President Michael Drake’s orientation to the university, according to a college spokeswoman. Ohio State welcomed Drake as its 15th president in January 2014.

Although retiring, King will continue to participate in several national committees, such as leading the National Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture and participating in Institute of Medicine initiatives.

The dean, as described by the university, is the chief academic and administrative officer of the college and is responsible for leading the education, research, service and outreach agenda, while also supporting fundraising efforts and building strategic internal and external relationships in order to support the mission.

Qualifications and experience, as outlined by the college, should include the following:

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Ohio State retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search.

Endnotes:
  1. Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine: /Vet-Schools/index.php/name/Ohio-State-University-College-of-Veterinary-Medicine/listing/25859/

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