What We Are

Awards

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2019 HEED Award

The CVMBS is one of only two colleges of veterinary medicine in the nation to be named a third consecutive recipient of the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

2018 HEED Award

For the second consecutive year, the CVMBS was selected for the 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

2017 HEED Award

The CVMBS has been selected as one of 24 university colleges to receive a 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Dean Eleanor M. Green Dr. Kenita Rogers Dr. Linda Logan

Dr. Eleanor M. Green

Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the former Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the Women’s Progress Award for an Administrator at the Texas A&M Women’s Leadership Forum and was recognized by the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association with the 2012 Achievement Award.

Dr. Kenita Rogers

Dr. Kenita Rogers, Executive Associate Dean & Director of Diversity & Inclusion, received the 2016 National Broad Spectrum LGBT+ Awareness Award and the CVM Dean’s Impact Award. In 2019, she received the AAVMC’s Iverson Bell Award “in recognition of outstanding leadership and contributions in promoting opportunities for underrepresented minorities in veterinary medical education.”

Dr. Linda Logan

Dr. Linda Logan, Director of International Programs, was awarded the 2014 XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize by the AVMA.

Erin Black Diarra Williams Austin Hardegree

Erin Black

Former DVM Student Erin Black earned 2016 National AAVMC Patricia M. Lowrie Diversity Leader Scholarship.

Diarra Williams

Former Ph.D. Student Diarra Williams was a winner of the American Society for Bone & Mineral Diversity Poster competition in 2017.

Austin Hardegree

Former DVM Student Austin Hardegree received the 2017 National Broad Spectrum’s LGBT+ Awareness Award.

Strategic Plan

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+ National Leadership

Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the former Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine

  • President of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), 2015

Dr. Kenita Rogers, Executive Associate Dean & Director of Diversity & Inclusion

  • The first Executive Associate Dean of a VM in the nation to serve as their college's Director of Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Advisor to the National Broad Spectrum Association (LGBTQ+ support)
  • Board Member of the Veterinary Leadership Institute (VLI)
  • AAVMC Veterinary Wellness Advisory Group & Diversity Committee
  • Chair of Texas A&M’s Women Administrators Network
  • Co-Chaired the Texas A&M Campus Climate Conference, 2015
  • National Broad Spectrum LGBTQ+ Awareness Award, 2016
  • AAVMC Iverson Bell Award, 2019

Dr. Karen Cornell, Associate Dean for Professional Programs

  • Advisor to the National Broad Spectrum Association (LGBTQ+ support)
  • Board Member of Veterinary Leadership Institute (VLI)
  • Co-Coordinator of the AAVMC Leadership Academy
  • National SAVMA Symposium representative, 2017 (Symposium held at Texas A&M)
  • National SAVMA Symposium Wellness Programming Trainer, 2017 (Symposium held at Texas A&M)
+ Accountability

National Level

  • The CVM submits reporting data to the AAVMC for a comparative study with all the other CVMs in the nation every year.
  • BIMS continuously tracks its demographics and retention of URM students through to graduation.
  • Leadership opportunities for all employees remain a top priority.

University Level

  • Dr. Kenita Rogers, Executive Associate Dean, is the CVM Director for Diversity & Inclusion and is accountable to the CVM Dean and Executive Committee.
  • Every college and unit at Texas A&M reports annually to the university President, Provost, and VP for Diversity on their annual contributions, challenges, and accomplishments over the past year.

College Level

  • The CVM Executive Committee (EC) discusses implicit bias and best practices for hiring and recruiting before approving faculty search parameters and Texas A&M Search Committee training is required of all CVM committee chairs, and in some departments, all members. Other training for professional development and diversity are regarded positively in annual performance evaluations.
  • The CVM's Conflict Management & Leadership Course has been made available to leaders at all levels for faculty and staff.
  • Inclusion and diversity programming takes place at the college, department, and classroom level.
  • At the college level, annual performance evaluations for all positions reporting directly to the Dean include diversity accountability as a required element.