MU provost announces new dean for College of Veterinary Medicine

COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri Provost and Ececutive Vice Chancellor Garnett Stokes announced on Thursday that Carolyn Henry, current interim dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, was named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Henry will start her new position immediately. 

“Dr. Henry’s leadership was viewed very positively by stakeholders and campus leaders inside and outside of the college,” Stokes said. “Dr. Henry truly cares about the success of faculty, staff and students, and her messages regarding the value of providing a distinguished veterinary curriculum resonated with donors and board members. Dr. Henry is more than prepared to lead the college into the future. Mizzou has much to look forward to working with Dr. Henry as the new College of Veterinary Medicine dean.”

Henry earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Auburn University. She practiced small animal and emergency medicine in Alabama and Georgia before coming back to Auburn to complete an oncology residency and a master of science degree. 

“I am truly humbled to serve as the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Missouri’s only institution that confers the DVM degree,” Henry said. “This is not a responsibility I take lightly. Our students are among the best, and they graduate with the skills needed to serve important roles in the veterinary profession. MU is a national leader in comparative medicine, in which our outstanding faculty and student researchers collaborate with other disciplines sharing discoveries and innovations for animals and people. As a land grant institution, we also bear responsibility for supporting agriculture in our state and serve an important role in food security. I look forward to continuing the support of our mission to teach, heal, discover and serve.” 

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