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MU Announces Finalists for Veterinary Dean Position

April 10, 2007

Story Contact:  Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The co-chairs of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine search committee, Michael O'Brien, dean of the College of Arts and Science, and John Dodam, associate dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, have announced the finalists for the veterinary medicine dean's position.

The five finalists are:

  • Bradley Fenwick, vice president of research, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
  • Eleanor M. Green, professor and chair, chief of staff, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 
  • John A.E. Hubbell, professor of anesthesia, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 
  • Neil C. Olson, associate dean and director for Research & Graduate Studies, professor of physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. 
  • Tom Phillips, associate dean of research and professor of microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, Calif.

"I know I speak for the rest of my colleagues on the committee when I say we are dedicated to finding the very best person possible to lead one of the nation's premier colleges of veterinary medicine," O'Brien said.

"We will continue to seek input from stakeholders across the state during the selection process," Dodam said.

The search committee expects to have all five candidates on campus by mid-April to early May and will present its recommendations to MU Provost Brian Foster shortly thereafter.

Additional information about the search, along with detailed biographical information of the finalists and schedules of their campus visits, can be found on the College of Veterinary Medicine Web site.