June 25, 2012
On June 30, Dr. Lance Perryman, who has served as the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences since Oct. 1, 2001, will retire from the college and from CSU. Dr. Mark Stetter, formerly director of Animal Operations for the Disney Company, will take over as the college's new Dean on July 1.
“It is a tremendous privilege to serve as the dean of any college, but it is truly a privilege to serve as dean of a veterinary college,” said Dr. Perryman. “We serve society every day of every week in clinical services, diagnostic testing, education, discovery and outreach. We deliver something of value every day to the people whom we serve.”
During Dr. Perryman’s tenure as dean, the College has seen prodigious growth in research expenditures, endowment values, and educational opportunities.
Since 2001, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences:
“Dr. Perryman has been an excellent steward of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,” said Dr. Stetter. “In the short time that I have been here, I’ve developed great respect for what he has been able to accomplish, especially given the funding challenges he has faced. His leadership of and advocacy for the College have helped to steer it through some difficult financial times while maintaining a strong and steady course supporting and expanding existing programs, and discovering and developing new opportunities.”
In his retirement, Dr. Perryman will continue to be involved with veterinary medicine as a consultant in management as well as veterinary pathology. He also plans on devoting more time to developing his talents as a banjo player and photographer. He and his wife, Shirley, who is a registered dietician with Colorado State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Extension, plan on adding a few trips to their calendar as well to visit their daughters and grandchildren.
“It’s hard to believe that 11 years has flown by,” said Dr. Perryman. “That’s 11 crops of undergraduate, graduate and DVM students. I feel good about what we have been able to accomplish: new buildings, growing endowments, a strong campaign, laboratories and excellent research teams, and all our combined degree programs, but especially the DVM/MBA which I had tried to start at North Carolina but was able to successfully implement here.”
Congratulations to Dr. Perryman on close to 11 years as Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and best wishes for your endeavors in the years to come.
Contact: Emily Wilmsen
Phone: (970) 491-2336