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K-State Today

July 29, 2014



Committee members announced for Dean of Veterinary Medicine national search

By April Mason

April Mason, provost and senior vice president, announced the membership of the search committee to lead the national search for the university's next dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The chair of this committee is John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology. The university is in the process of engaging a search firm to support the search. The search will be conducted this fall with the goal of having the successor announced by early 2015.

The search committee members are:
• John Buckwalter, dean of Human Ecology, chair
• Bill Brown, animal health commissioner, Kansas Department of Agriculture
• Amy Button-Renz, president, K-State Alumni Association
• Natalia Cernicchiaro, assistant professor, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Fred Cholick, president and CEO, KSU Foundation
• Kimathi Choma, interim assistant dean for diversity, recruitment and retention, College of Arts & Sciences
• Bruce Figger, student chapter of American Veterinary Medical Association
• Steven Higgs, associate vice president for research; research director, Biosecurity Research Institute
• Mike Kenney, professor and head, anatomy and physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Maureen Kerrigan, microbiologist, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Todd Knappenberger, president, Veterinary Medical Alumni Association
• Su Liu, accountant, Veterinary Health Center, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Barbara Lutjemeier, manager, research operations, anatomy and physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Ernie Minton, associate dean for research, College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension
• Susan Moore, director of laboratories, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Staci Murray, administrative assistant, clinical sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Walter Renberg, professor and head, small animal surgery–clinical services, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Lesa Reves, agricultural technician, Veterinary Health Center, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Bonnie Rush, professor and head, clinical sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Bruce Schultz, professor, anatomy and physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
• Mike Whitehair, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association

"The dean of veterinary medicine will play an important leadership role in the future of Kansas State University and achieving our goal to be a Top 50 public research university by 2025," Mason said. "I thank the search committee members for their willingness to undertake the search for our new College of Veterinary Medicine dean."