Members Named for Veterinary School Task Force
Inaugural members of the A-State College of Veterinary Medicine Task Force have been named by its chair, Dr. Donald “Bud” Kennedy, interim dean, College of Agriculture. Joining previously named members, Provost Alan Utter and Dr. Summer Deprow, assistant vice chancellor for assessment and accreditation, are 12 other members from the university and local community. Faculty members appointed include Dr. David Newman, associate professor of animal science, Arianne Pait, assistant professor of communications disorders, and Dr. John Hershberger, associate professor of chemistry.
Others are Jerry Miller, D.V.M., co-owner of Veterinary Healthcare Clinic and president-elect, Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association, and Randall Pope, College of Agriculture’s Advisory Council, are community participants. Recently appointed dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Dr. Lynn Boyd, dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, Dr. Tom Risch, vice chancellor for research and technology transfer and executive director of ABI, and Dr. Karen Wheeler, senior associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, represent A-State administration. Incoming Dean of Agriculture Dr. Mickey Latour will join the committee at its next meeting. System Office representatives are Katherine Prescott, senior associate general counsel, and Jeff Hankins, vice president for strategic communications and economic development. More details are online.