Oregon State University has named Dr. Cyril Clarke as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, effective May 14. George R. Holdren, PhD, is interim dean.
For the past 19 years, Dr. Clarke has worked at Oklahoma State University in a variety of capacities. Most recently, he has served as associate dean for academic affairs for the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
He also has headed the center's Department of Physiological Sciences. Dr. Clarke expanded the department's faculty and promoted more scholarly publishing and outside research funding.
Dr. Clarke has focused his research and teaching on pharmacology, and he is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. He has collaborated on biosensor technology with a research and development company.
Previously, Dr. Clarke spent time in national service in his native South Africa practicing in rural and Swazi communities. He graduated from the University of Pretoria Faculty of Veterinary Science in 1981.