PVM Alumnus and Former Dean Named as NC State Vice Chancellor

Dr. Alan Rebar (PU DVM ’73), Purdue University’s senior associate vice president for research, executive director of Discovery Park and Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor of clinical pathology, has been named vice chancellor for research, innovation and economic development at North Carolina State University.  The appointment is effective on or before Sept. 14.

In announcing the appointment, NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson said, “Dr. Rebar has a successful leadership track record and has directed the tremendous growth of Discovery Park, Purdue’s hub for translational and interdisciplinary research. We are looking forward to his leadership in research, innovation and economic development as we continue the growth of our research enterprise and the translation of this work into economic prosperity for our state and nation.”

Dr. Rebar said he is honored to be selected for the position. “I am thrilled to be joining the NC State administrative team.  NC State is an outstanding land-grant university with an excellent reputation for both fundamental scholarship and solution-driven research with direct societal and economic impact.”

Dr. Rebar earned both his DVM and PhD degrees at Purdue in 1973 and 1975 respectively, and joined the PVM faculty in 1976 as assistant professor of clinical pathology.  He went on to assume several administrative posts in the college, including associate dean for research, head of the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, and, from 1996 to 2005, Dean. A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Dr. Rebar is internationally recognized for his work in clinical laboratory medicine, with expertise in comparative hematology, diagnostic cytology and toxicologic pathology.  Click here to view the full press release issued by NC State.

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