Search Committee Appointed to Seek Dean of UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dale Greene, dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, will chair the search committee, which includes faculty, staff, alumni and a student.

Additional search committee members are:
John Bembry, alumnus and owner of Bembry Veterinary Clinic in Hawkinsville.
Betts Berry, former president of the Georgia Cattleman’s Association, owner/operator of Huntland Farms, and advisor to the Walker County Young Farmers’ Association.
Marti Brick, director of external affairs.
K. Paige Carmichael, professor of pathology.
Shauna Corsaro, administrative manager at the Athens veterinary diagnostic laboratory and UGA Staff Council representative.
Naola Ferguson-Noel, associate professor of population health.
Nik Filipov, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology.
Kelsey Hart, assistant professor of large animal medicine.
Sonia Hernandez, associate professor of population health.
Steven Holladay, professor and head of the department of veterinary biosciences and diagnostic imaging.
Eric Lafontaine, professor of infectious diseases.
Jennie Lefkowitz, president-elect of the UGA Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
James Moore, professor of large animal medicine.
Flynn Nance, former CVM Alumni Board president and co-owner and head veterinarian at Honey Creek Veterinary Hospital in Conyers.
Jane Quandt, associate professor of small animal medicine and surgery.
Kaori Sakamoto, associate professor of pathology.
Jerry Saliki, professor of infectious diseases, director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and head of its virology/serology section.
Holly Sellers, professor of population health.
Rebecca Wilkes, assistant professor of infectious diseases at the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory.

The committee will be assisted by the UGA Search Group in Human Resources.

Sheila Allen, who has led the College of Veterinary Medicine through a period of extraordinary growth in her 11 years as dean, will be leaving her position on Dec. 1 to become the senior accreditation advisor for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, to conducting research related to animal and human diseases, and to providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Research efforts are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for animals and people, improving the productivity of poultry and livestock, and preserving a healthy interface between wildlife and people in the environment they share. The college enrolls 114 students each fall out of more than 1,100 who apply. For more information, see

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