The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences' new dean arrived on campus Aug. 1 and has gotten off to a busy start.
Dr. Jean E. Sander, in addition to running the college, began teaching pathology starting this fall semester. She also addressed students during their student chapter of the AVMA meeting in late September.
Dr. Sander had been at The Ohio State University, where she served as the associate dean for academic and student affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine and as a professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
She was selected as Oklahoma's new dean this past April.
OSU's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences includes the veterinary college, the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
The search for a new CVHS dean began following the announcement of the retirement of Dr. Michael D. Lorenz in October 2010. Dr. Lorenz had served as dean since 2004.
Dr. Sander received her DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987. Prior to Ohio State, Dr. Sander was a professor at the University of Georgia, where she received a master's in avian medicine in 1989.
Her research interests are commercial poultry preventive medicine and pathology.
She is a diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.