August previously served as professor, dean of faculties, associate provost and interim dean of the School of Public Health.
Story by Kelli Reynolds, Texas A&M University Office of Provost Communications
Texas A&M University Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke has announced the appointment of Dr. John August as interim dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
August will serve as special assistant to the provost through June, then will assume the interim dean position July 1 until the university finalizes the search for a permanent dean.
August joined Texas A&M as professor and head of the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in 1986. He recently served as interim dean of the School of Public Health and has served as dean of faculties and associate provost.
As dean of faculties and associate provost, August led faculty affairs and processes including faculty onboarding, tenure and promotion processes, and programming of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Instructional Technology Services. In addition, he oversaw services that assist career development and advance the teaching endeavors of Texas A&M faculty.
August earned a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London in England (equivalent to a DVM). He completed his internship and residency in small animal surgery and medicine at Auburn University, where he also earned his master of science degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Prior to his appointment as dean of faculties and associate provost, August served Texas A&M as interim associate dean for clinical and outreach programs, interim head of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, and deputy dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. An internationally noted scholar, he was selected as the Evelyn Williams Endowed Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney in 2014.
As interim dean, August’s administrative experience will assist the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in supporting faculty, staff, and student success, as well as furthering the development of operational procedures, degree programs, research initiatives, and service efforts.
An ongoing search is underway to fill the dean’s position permanently. The search advisory committee is chaired by Valen Johnson, professor, and dean, College of Science.
This story originally appeared on Texas A&M Today on May 26, 2020.
Media contact: Kelli Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org