The search for the next dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is under way.

In January, Dr. Gerhardt Schurig announced that he will step down as dean of the college having served in the role for nine years. Schurig, who joined the veterinary college faculty in 1978, will return to his previous faculty home in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology and will teach courses in immunology and conduct research.

On Feb. 8, Senior Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee announced the members of the search committee for this position.

The university has retained the national executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller to assist in recruiting the new dean. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters, should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Philip Jaeger, Vice President
Greg Esposito, Senior Associate
Amy Segal, Associate
Isaacson, Miller
1300 19th Street, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
4759@imsearch.com

The position description may be found on the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost website.

Founded in 1978, the Virginia - Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is a partnership of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, the nation’s only multi-university regional college of veterinary medicine. It operates three campuses, including the main campus in Blacksburg, the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, Md., and the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.