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11.09.06

Veterinary Medicine Names New Assistant Dean

COLLEGE STATION, November 9, 2006 -Dr. F. H. "Skip" Landis, Director of Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University, has been named the new assistant dean for biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The responsibilities of the assistant dean for biomedical sciences begin with facilitating the academic opportunities for nearly 2000 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students.

Landis and his staff help students register, advise the students on courses, and oversee that students are meeting degree requirements and are prepared for graduation.

"I appreciate the confidence Dean Adams has placed in me," Landis said. "I look forward to working with our students to grow our program over the next several years. It will be my challenge to position our undergraduate program as the premier feeder program to all of the medical arts programs in the state, and to ensure that our graduate program is the recognized leader in the area of biomedical sciences in the years to come."

Landis, returned to Aggieland seven years ago to assume the role as director of the biomedical science program after serving as a financial advisor at Tarlton State University.  Prior to his time in Stephenville, Landis served as a financial aid advisor and assistant area coordinator for the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M.

A Fort Worth native and graduate of Southwest High School, Landis received his bachelor's in wildlife and fisheries science from Texas A&M in 1982.  He also received his master's in education (1984) and doctorate in education administration (1992) from Texas A&M.

"The assistant dean of biomedical sciences will be an important role as we commit the college to educating the brightest students," said H. Richard Adams, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. "We appreciate the direction that Skip has taken biomedical sciences, and we expect great things to come from a great program."

Contact Information:
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Ofc - (979) 862-2675
Cell - (979) 739-5718



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