Dean Reed Gives “State of the College” Address to PVM Students
Purdue Veterinary Medicine students gathered in Lynn 1136 Wednesday, October 17, for a lunchtime “State of the College” presentation by Dean Willie Reed. The students filled the lecture hall for the talk sponsored by SAVMA Purdue. Dean Reed reviewed the College’s mission and vision statements from the strategic plan and shared news and updates, including information about the recent accreditation site visit and new admissions figures showing that the College has received 1,468 applications for next year’s incoming class. The Dean also reported on record research funding, which topped $12 million for the College during the most recent fiscal year. And he shared an update on private giving to the College, which has exceeded the goal of $40 million set as the College’s part of Purdue University’s Ever True campaign to raise $2.019 billion by 2019, the year of the University’s sesquicentennial. To date, the University has raised $2.048 billion.
The dean concluded by talking about plans for the College’s 60th Anniversary in 2019. He said a number of special events and activities have been organized by the College’s 60th Anniversary planning committee, chaired by Dr. Jim Weisman (PU DVM ‘97), assistant dean for student affairs, beginning with an official kick-off event to be held in conjunction with the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association annual meeting in Indianapolis March 1. Click here to see the 60th Anniversary website. Dean Reed encouraged all students to participate.
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