Cyril Clarke, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University since 2007, has accepted a new position as dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine effective October 1st.
Sabah Randhawa, OSU provost and executive vice president, praised Clarke for his leadership in growing the state’s only veterinary program.
“His leadership has enabled the College of Veterinary Medicine to grow the veterinary teaching hospital, increase the research infrastructure, expand the college’s partnership with the Oregon Humane Society, and advance collaborative research and graduate education initiatives in the Division of Health Sciences,” Randhawa said. “We wish him the best in the next phase of his career.”
During Clarke’s tenure as dean, the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine also went through a $12 million expansion of Magruder Hall, increased its student enrollment and faculty, and significantly expanded the Veterinary Teaching Hospital clinical service.
Randhawa said he would appoint an interim dean during the next several weeks and launch a national search for Clarke’s replacement.