University appoints College of Veterinary Medicine dean, interim dean for College of Engineering

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Kansas State University announced two deanship appointments Friday morning. (File Photo by Evert Nelson | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State University announced two appointments to deanships Friday morning.

Bonnie Rush, current interim dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been selected by provost and executive vice president Charles Taber as the college’s new dean.

Rush has served as the college’s interim dean since 2017, after the resignation of former dean Tammy Beckham.

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Current interim dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine Bonnie Rush has been appointed to the position of dean. (Courtesy photo by K-State DCM)

“It has been an honor to serve as the interim dean,” Rush said in a news release from Division of Communications and Marketing. “The students, faculty and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine are tremendously talented and committed to advancing the missions to strengthen animal health and well-being through research, education and service. I look forward to honoring the traditions of the college, while working together to create new opportunities for the future.”

The university also announced that Gary Clark, senior associate dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, will serve as the college’s interim dean.

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In lieu of the current dean's departure, Gary Clark, senior associate dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, has been appointed as the college's interim dean. (Courtesy photo by K-State DCM)

“As interim, it will be my goal to continue that path of excellence as we move forward to attract more outstanding undergraduate and graduate students as well as the best possible candidates for the next dean of engineering at Kansas State University,” Clark said in a university news release.

Clark’s appointment by Taber precedes the departure of current dean Darren Dawson, who will soon begin his duties as the president of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Both Rush’s and Clark’s appointments will take effect June 16.

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