Crouch Named Director of Texas A&M Biomedical Sciences Program
February 19, 2008
It's the largest undergraduate degree-granting program at one of
Texas' largest universities, and now the Biomedical Sciences (BIMS)
program at Texas A&M University will be led by a woman for the
first time in it's 30-year history.
Dr. Elizabeth Merriam Crouch has been promoted to be the fourth
Director of Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M. Crouch previously
served as Assistant Director of the BIMS program, where she was
also the first woman to hold that title.
For Crouch, the new role will come with added oversight
responsibility for academic appeals and many of the processes
required to administer the growing program.
"I hope to maintain our status as educating the best and
brightest students for professional programs," said Crouch. "We're
looking at the future of the program and growing it by increasing
opportunities for students which could include international
programs and a Spanish language certificate. It's also important
that we continue the success of our 2+2 programs and the diversity
efforts that were implemented under the leadership of Dr. Skip
Landis, Assistant Dean of Biomedical Sciences. These will help us
make great strides in achieving our Vision 2020 goals."
Crouch is no stranger to the BIMS program having completed her
undergraduate BIMS degree in 1991. She then went on to earn, in
1996, a PhD in genetics, also from the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Crouch signed on as an
administrator in the BIMS program in September of 2001.
"We have tremendous confidence in Dr. Crouch's ability to lead
this program," said Landis. "She understands the needs of the
program having graduated from it, and has a strong vision for where
this program needs to go in order to continue graduating students
who are extremely competitive in professional schools."
The Biomedical Sciences program is the only undergraduate
degree-granting program housed in a professional school (Medical,
Dental, Veterinary, etc.) in the state of Texas, and one of 12 in
the United States.
Angela G. Clendenin
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