Hoffsis Named Interim Dean of Veterinary Medicine
HOFFSIS NAMED INTERIM DEAN OF VETERINARY MEDICINE COLUMBUS -- Glen F. Hoffsis, director of The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital, has been named interim dean of the university's College of Veterinary Medicine, effective Thursday (9/9). The appointment of Hoffsis is subject to approval by the university's Board of Trustees at its next meeting Oct. 1. Hoffsis takes the place of Ronald A. Wright, who resigned as dean on Thursday. Wright, who will continue on the faculty as a professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, was dean since 1980. "Dr. Hoffsis brings to this position broad experience in the College of Veterinary Medicine and in the university community, both as an engaged member of the faculty and through his experience as director of the veterinary hospital," said Richard Sisson, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, in announcing the appointment of Hoffsis. Hoffsis will serve until July 1, 1995, or until a national search is completed for a permanent dean of the college. Sisson also thanked Wright for his work as dean. "I know that his colleagues join me in expressing our gratitute for his many years of service to the college," Sisson said. Hoffsis, 52, joined the Ohio State faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences in 1970. He was promoted to full professor in 1979. From 1970 to 1991, he headed his department's food animal medicine and surgery section. In April 1991, Hoffsis was appointed director of Ohio State's veterinary hospital at 601 Tharp St. With more than 20,000 annual visits, the hospital is one of the largest and highest quality university veterinary hospitals in North America. A livestock specialist, Hoffsis conducts research on metabolic and infectious diseases in food-producing animals. He teaches the diagnosis and treatment of cattle diseases. He earned a bachelor's degree in animal science in 1962, a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1966 and a master's degree in internal medicine in 1969, all from Ohio State. He served his internship in veterinary medicine at Colorado State University in 1966-67. Hoffsis and his family live in Ashville, Ohio. Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine is the nation's third oldest. The college has 100 faculty members in five departments and enrolls about 520 veterinary students and about 150 graduate students and residents. # Contact: Richard Sisson, (614) 292-5881. Written by Steve Sterrett. [Submitted by: REIDV (email@example.com) Thu, 09 Sep 93 16:14:27 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.