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Texas A&M fills dean’s job for now

Dr. John August will lead the veterinary college until a replacement is found by way of a national search.

Texas A&M fills dean’s job for now
Dr. John August earned his veterinary degree from the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College.

John August, BVetMed, MS, DACVIM, has been appointed dean of the Texas A&M University veterinary college while administrators search for a long-term successor.

Dr. August, former interim dean of the School of Public Health and most recently of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, replaced Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP. Dr. Green left Texas A&M for a job with the Animal Policy Group.

A national search for someone to take over from Dr. August, whose latest appointment was effective Sept. 9, will be conducted in 2021.

“When Dr. August accepted the position of dean … it was with the intention of serving for a two-year term or until a new dean is identified and hired,” college spokesperson Jennifer Gauntt said.

Dr. August, who was raised in England, arrived at Texas A&M in 1986 as a professor and head of the department of small animal medicine and surgery. He later served as the university’s dean of faculties and associate provost.

“As interim dean of the School of Public Health, August led the school through the transition to a new dean, providing strategic, scholarly and financial leadership,” Texas A&M reported. “As dean of faculties and associate provost, August led faculty affairs and processes including faculty onboarding, tenure and promotion processes and programming of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Instructional Technology Services.

“In addition, he oversaw services that assist career development and advance the teaching endeavors of Texas A&M faculty.”

His other positions included interim associate dean for clinical and outreach programs, interim head of the department of veterinary pathobiology and deputy dean of the veterinary college.

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