Tuskegee University alumni are in charge of three U.S. veterinary schools following the appointment of Ruby Perry as the dean of Tuskegee’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health.
Dr. Perry, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVR, was the associate dean for academic affairs before she was named interim dean in June 2014.
Perry, a 1977 Tuskegee veterinary school graduate, joined former classmates Willie Reed, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP, Dipl. ACPV, and Phillip Nelson, DVM, Ph.D., as college deans. Drs. Reed and Nelson are at Purdue University and Western University of Health Sciences, respectively.
Tuskegee President Brian L. Johnson, MS, Ph.D., said he expects Perry to take the veterinary school “to exciting new heights.”
“She is truly the best person at one of the best times in Tuskegee’s long prestigious history,” Johnson said.
Perry’s previous roles at the Alabama university starting in 2007 included interim chief of staff, assistant professor of veterinary radiology and acting chairwoman of the department of small animal medicine, surgery and radiology. She previously was the veterinary radiology section chief and an associate professor at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.