By American Farriers Journal
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine will welcome Lorin D. Warnick as its Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine on Friday.
Warnick, who was the interim dean, was approved this week by the Executive Committee of the Cornell University Board of Trustees and ratified by the Board of Trustees for the State University of New York.
“Lorin is the ideal choice to lead the College of Veterinary Medicine as dean,” says Cornell Provost Michael Kotlikoff, in announcing the appointment. “He is a proven leader who has managed the college effectively and with great thoughtfulness since taking over as interim dean last year. He will keep the college on the cutting edge of best practices in veterinary medicine and scientific research.”
Warnick assumed the post of interim dean Aug. 1, 2015, after Kotlikoff, the college’s previous dean, became provost. Prior to that, Warnick served as associate dean for veterinary education since 2007 and director of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals since 2012. As interim dean, Warnick has supported the college’s ongoing projects, including the preclinical class expansion construction project, which has involved renovating and replacing the center of the college to allow for a larger fall class in 2017. He has also continued a long-standing collaboration with the City University of Hong Kong to develop the first school of veterinary medicine there.
“Being interim dean has given me new insights into how the college operates,” Warnick says, “and an in-depth understanding of the main issues we are facing.”
In his role as dean, Warnick says his overall vision is “to excel in our core missions of research, veterinary education, graduate education and service to the public.”
Specifically, on the research side, Warnick aims to make high-level faculty recruitments, especially in areas of biomedical research, where the college plans to promote collaborations across campus and with Weill Cornell Medicine.