INSIDE IOWA STATE
May 18, 2001
Cheville is next Vet Med dean
by Teddi Barron
Norman Cheville, Distinguished Professor of veterinary pathology, was
appointed to a three-year term as dean of the College of Veterinary
Medicine, effective May 4. Cheville has served as interim dean of the
college since October.
"Dr. Cheville's appointment was a strong recommendation of the search
committee and has my most enthusiastic endorsement," said Provost
Rollin Richmond. "I have asked Dean Cheville to work with his
colleagues in Veterinary Medicine to strengthen the academic excellence of
the college and work with the central administration to develop and
implement a plan for the renovation of the Veterinary Teaching
Cheville is a leading researcher on bovine brucellosis. He developed a
vaccine that was important in eradicating this highly infectious disease. He
was one of two researchers selected by the National Academy of Science in
1997 to investigate brucellosis transmission in bison and elk in the Greater
Cheville worked at the National Animal Disease Center from 1963 to 1995,
serving as research leader and chief of pathology and as research leader for
brucellosis. He then served as chair of the veterinary pathology department
at Iowa State for five years. He was interim chair of biomedical sciences
from 1997 to 1999.
Cheville was elected a Distinguished Member of the American College of
Veterinary Pathologists in 1999. He has received numerous national
recognitions from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and industry for his
brucellosis vaccine work. He is a member of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science and received the Distinguished Scientist Award from
the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA in 1990.
Cheville succeeds Richard Ross, who was named dean of Agriculture in July.
Ross had served as dean of Veterinary Medicine since 1993.
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