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CVMBS Dean Installed as 41st President of AAVMC
Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, became the 41st president of the Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) on March 13. Dr. Perryman's installation as president was the culmination of the AAVMC's annual meeting held in Washington, D.C.
"I am very proud to have the honor to provide leadership and work with such well respected experts and leaders in the field of veterinary medical education," said Dr. Perryman. "The AAVMC has an aggressive agenda of issues that are important not only to veterinarians and veterinary students, but to society as a whole. As educators we must step up to the plate and provide leadership and set examples for our colleagues and veterinary students."
As president, Dr. Perryman will carry out an aggressive agenda including the DiVersity Matters Initiative which focuses on the importance to the profession and society of having veterinarians in communities reflect the people they serve; passage of the Veterinary Workforce Expansion Act to alleviate the shortage of veterinarians working in public health, public practice and research; and development of a long-range plan that will shape veterinary medical education to meet the demands and challenges of a changing society.
Dr. Perryman has a distinguished career in academic veterinary medicine. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University (WSU) and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. He served as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology at WSU, and also as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. He received a MS degree from The Ohio State University and a PhD from WSU. He served for seven years as Department Head of the Department of Microbiology, Pathology and Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, at North Carolina State University before taking over as Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in 2001.