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Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Washington State University (WSU) seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. The College has experienced significant enrollment growth in recent years, and the next Dean will provide leadership and strategic direction for the future of the College and ensure the highest standards of quality in research and education.

The Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine is responsible for the academic and administrative oversight of the college and reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President. The Dean provides leadership and vision in strategic planning and implementation of programs and leads College development activities. WSU seeks an entrepreneurial Dean with high academic standards; an outstanding record of research; dedication to strong undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education; a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; and an ability to represent the College externally to local, national, and international constituencies. Candidates for the position should have an earned doctorate, a record consistent with appointment as a full professor in a College department, relevant administrative experience, and national stature.

For more information regarding the College of Veterinary Medicine, please visit: https://www.vetmed.wsu.edu.

Public Presentation Schedule*

We are pleased to announce four finalists will visit Washington State University during the timeframes below. The WSU community is encouraged to attend each finalist’s public presentation which will outline their vision for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Time will also be reserved for question-and-answer following the presentation. *Finalists’ names, biographies, and curriculum vitae will be published two business days in advance of the respective visit. 

Finalist #1 – Dr. Dori Borjesson (University of California, Davis)
November 18, 2019 from 9:10 to 10:30 AM (Pacific)
Biography; Curriculum Vitae

  • Pullman: Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building, Room 305
  • Livestream Information: http://experience.wsu.edu/Calendar/Calendar.aspx
    • Click on “November 18” on the provided calendar
    • Click on the event titled, “Veterinary Medicine Dean Finalist – Public Presentation”
    • Enter WSU username and password to access; the livestream will start at 9:10 AM

Finalist #2 – Dr. Dominique Griffon (Western University of Health Sciences)
November 20, 2019 from 9:10 to 10:30 AM (Pacific)
Biography; Curriculum Vitae

  • Pullman: Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building, Room 305
  • Livestream Information: http://experience.wsu.edu/Calendar/Calendar.aspx
    • Click on “November 20” on the provided calendar
    • Click on the event titled, “Veterinary Medicine Dean Finalist – Public Presentation”
    • Enter WSU username and password to access; the livestream will start at 9:10 AM

Finalist #3 – Dr. Oliver Garden (University of Pennsylvania)
December 3, 2019 from 9:10 to 10:30 AM (Pacific)
Biography; Curriculum Vitae

  • Pullman: Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building, Room 305
  • Livestream Information: http://experience.wsu.edu/Calendar/Calendar.aspx
    • Click on “December 3” on the provided calendar
    • Click on the event titled, “Veterinary Medicine Dean Finalist – Public Presentation”
    • Enter WSU username and password to access; the livestream will start at 9:10 AM

Finalist #4 – Dr. Thomas Graves (Midwestern University)
December 5, 2019 from 9:10 to 10:30 AM (Pacific)
Biography; Curriculum Vitae

  • Pullman: Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building, Room 305
  • Livestream Information: http://experience.wsu.edu/Calendar/Calendar.aspx
    • Click on “December 5” on the provided calendar
    • Click on the event titled, “Veterinary Medicine Dean Finalist – Public Presentation”
    • Enter WSU username and password to access; the livestream will start at 9:10 AM

Feedback Regarding Finalists

At the conclusion of each visit, we strongly encourage submission of feedback regarding each finalist. Your input is important and will be considered carefully as the next Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine is selected. To access the survey, please visit: https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4I7dSHAlG15F2IZThe survey will be available until 11:30 PM (Pacific) on Wednesday, December 11.  Survey feedback is anonymous and confidential.  Comments will only be made available to President Schulz and Interim Provost Slinker.

Opportunity and Challenge Profile

To view the Opportunity and Challenge Profile for the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Search, please click here.

Search Advisory Committee

  • André-Denis Wright, Dean, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (Committee Co-Chair)
  • Guy Palmer, Regents Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine (Committee Co-Chair)
  • William Davis, Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biology
  • Lynne Haley, Senior Director of Development, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Thomas Kawula, Professor and Director, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
  • Michael Konkel, Professor, School of Molecular Biology
  • Michelle Martinez, Director of Administrative Services, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Robert Mealey, Professor and Chair, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
  • Dale Moore, Clinical Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Debra Sellon, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Leslie Sprunger, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for WIMU Program, Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

Search Firm

The national executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller has been selected to assist Washington State University in its search for the next College of Veterinary Medicine Dean. As one of the country’s premier executive search firms, Isaacson, Miller has more than 37 years of experience in recruiting senior leaders for some of the top visual and performing arts and cultural organizations, academic medical centers, healthcare institutions, foundations, preK-12 education and education improvement organizations, colleges and universities, social justice advocacy groups, conservation and environment organizations, human services providers, and other mission-driven organizations that make a difference in people’s lives. For more information regarding Isaacson, Miller, please click here.

Questions

Please contact the Office of the Provost at (509) 335-5581 and ask for Kristina Peterson-Wilson, Chief of Staff.


Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently-separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility.

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