COLLEGE STATION, July 18, 2006 – Dr. Kenita Rogers, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, has been named the college’s new associate dean for professional programs.
Rogers brings over 23 years of service to the college in various positions, including her current responsibilities as associate department head and co-chief of the Medicine Section in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. She is also a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and holds dual board certification in Oncology and Internal Medicine.
Rogers’ appointment is effective immediately, however, she will continue her clinical commitments until another oncologist is hired. The responsibilities of the associate dean for professional programs are extensive and involve everything related to the professional veterinary student from admission to graduation, said Rogers.
This position was held until recently by Dr. Deborah Kochevar, who has been named dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
“Dr. Kochevar left behind a great legacy of advocacy for both faculty and students, and I hope to continue that tradition in a very active way. This is a fantastic opportunity at an exciting time, and I look forward to working with the outstanding students, staff and faculty of this college,” she said.
Rogers received her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in Animal Science in 1979, her DVM degree from Louisiana State University in 1982 and in 1986 she received her master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M.
She has received numerous teaching awards and honors including the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award in 1989; The Association of Former Students College-Level Distinguished Teaching Award in 1991, 1997 and 2003; the college’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital Clinical Service Award in 1998 and 2004; and the West Virginia University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004.
Rogers is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Cancer Society. She has published 53 refereed journal articles in a number of prestigious veterinary publications, and has authored numerous non-refereed publications, proceedings and book chapters.
“The associate dean for professional programs is a critically important role for the entire college. We express our sincere appreciation to Dr. Rogers for accepting this key post and its important set of responsibilities,” said H. Richard Adams, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.