Dean Reed Receives IVMA President's Award
February 7, 2014
The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) honored Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed at its annual meeting Saturday, February 1, when it presented him with the President’s Award. Conferred by the IVMA president, the award recognizes an Indiana veterinarian who has made exceptional contributions to the association during the president’s term in office. Outgoing IVMA president Phil Borst (PU DVM ’75), praised Dean Reed for demonstrating leadership in promoting organized veterinary medicine for faculty and staff since his appointment as Dean, and for his interactions with the IVMA Board of Directors that have led to healthy dialogue on important issues for veterinary medicine. A 1978 DVM graduate of Tuskegee University, Dean Reed earned his Ph.D. in veterinary pathology at Purdue in 1982. After serving several years on the PVM faculty, he accepted a position at Michigan State University, where he served as professor, director of the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health and head of the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation before returning to Purdue to become Dean in January 2007.