College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Named

Published: August 7th, 2006

Category: Memos

Douglas A. Barrett, M.D., senior vice president for health affairs & Jimmy G. Cheek, senior vice president, Agriculture and Natural Resources

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Glen F. Hoffsis, D.V.M., as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. His appointment, the result of a nationwide search, is effective Oct. 1.

Dr. Hoffsis, former dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, has an extensive background and a compelling vision that promises to propel our College of Veterinary Medicine — the only one in the state of Florida — further into national prominence.

During his 11 years as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU, Dr. Hoffsis boosted the college’s research and academic output, expanded its clinical teaching hospital and oversaw its building program. Thanks to his efforts, the college is recognized today as one of the best in the United States.

Furthermore, Dr. Hoffsis is an established and visible leader among veterinary medical school deans, serving as a former president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. He has also been president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and chairman of the Food and Drug Administration’s veterinary medicine advisory committee.

More recently, he served as the associate director of veterinary services for Iams, a Procter & Gamble company. The position enabled him to visit colleges of veterinary medicine throughout the country and learn about their programs and strengths.

His leadership in academic veterinary medicine, his perspective on how to build, strengthen and grow a college, and his firsthand experience with virtually every college of veterinary medicine in the nation will be valuable assets for the University of Florida.

He will take over the College during a very exciting time. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hoffsis and offering support as he assumes this important role.

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