Dr. Bryan Slinker was named interim provost and executive vice president in September of 2019. Slinker earned his DVM from WSU in 1980 and his PhD in 1982. He returned to WSU in 1992, when he joined the faculty in the then Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology (now the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience). He served as chair of that department from 1999-2008, before taking the position as dean in 2009.
Slinker’s lasting impact can be felt throughout the College of Veterinary Medicine. WSU global health research now reaches countries in Africa, Asia, and Central America through the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, which is committed to creating healthier communities around the world. Biomedical research strengths such as infectious diseases, immunology, neurosciences and muscle biology expanded to include reproductive health, functional genomics, DNA and chromosome biology, when the School of Molecular Biosciences and Center for Reproductive Biology moved into the college in 2010.