The University of Missouri-Columbia has named Dr. Cecil Moore as interim dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, effective Oct. 13. Dr. Moore replaces Dr. Joe Kornegay, who has accepted a position at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Moore is a professor of ophthalmology at the MU veterinary college, chairman of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, and director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
He has served as president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians and American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Previously, he was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. He also spent six years in private practice after graduating from MU in 1972.
Dr. Kornegay became dean of the MU veterinary college in 1998. His UNC appointments will be in the Gene Therapy Center and in the School of Medicine's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology.