Education council members selected

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Three positions became open for appointment on the AVMA Council on Education when the 2015-2016 Association year began July 10, at the close of the House of Delegates regular annual session.

The AVMA Council on Education Selection Committee appointed Dr. Kevin Donnelly, South San Francisco, California, to a term ending in 2021 representing non–private practice, nonacademic veterinary medicine. Dr. Donnelly began in the position a year ago, filling the last year of an unexpired term. Since he completed an unexpired term of three years or less, he was eligible for reappointment to a full six-year term.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges Selection Committee appointed Dr. Margie D. Lee, University of Georgia, to fill the basic clinical sciences position, succeeding Dr. Fred Derksen, Michigan State University.

The COE is expected to fill an open public position when it meets in late September.

The process for appointing COE members changed in July 2013. The AVMA and AAVMC developed separate selection committees that choose eight and seven COE members, respectively. The COE itself elects the three public members of the council, the Canadian VMA appoints the Canadian representative, and the AAVMC appoints a veterinarian. Formerly, the AVMA House of Delegates elected 15 of the council’s 20 members.