August 01, 2011


 Colorado State searches for new dean

Posted July 13, 2011  

Dr. Lance E. Perryman, dean of the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will step down from his position next year.

He made the announcement in January, and the college launched a national search for his replacement in May. Dr. Perryman agreed to extend his appointment by a year through June 2012, with backing from CSU President Tony Frank, to provide leadership to the college as the university ends its capital campaign and as university budget issues stabilize.

Dr. Perryman
Dr. Lance E. Perryman

The campaign's goal is to raise $500 million university-wide. Already the veterinary college has raised more than its $100 million share, with a year left to go. The capital campaign is meant to provide additional scholarship opportunities for students, more endowed chair positions, and resources for physical expansions and improvements across campus.

During Dr. Perryman's tenure, the college has completed eight major capital construction projects that together exceed $100 million. The college is pursuing a master site plan to add 15 facilities in the next 10 years.

Dr. Perryman graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1970 and received a doctorate from Washington State in comparative pathology.

His first position was as a professor at WSU, and he later served as director of its Animal Health Research Center until 1994. That year he took a post as head of the Department of Microbiology, Pathology, and Parasitology at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He joined CSU as dean in September 2001 and will finish his second five-year term this summer.

Dr. Perryman is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and a former president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

The search for a new dean is being chaired by Dr. Janice Nerger, dean of the College of Natural Sciences. The university has started to receive nominations for the post already, and applications are due by Sept. 1.