Dr. Glen Hoffsis named as Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine's new dean
Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., has named longtime veterinary school administrator Glen F. Hoffsis, DVM, MS, DACVIM, dean of its College of Veterinary Medicine. The new program is slated to open in August; Hoffsis’ appointment will begin in July.
Hoffsis has been serving as a consultant to LMU-CVM for the past several months. He stepped down from his position as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida in July 2013 after serving in that capacity for seven years. He also served as the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University for 11 years and worked at The Iams Co. for two years.
“Dean Hoffsis is a very experienced academic leader who is well-known in the profession,” says B. James Dawson, president of Lincoln Memorial University, in a release. “He has the knowledge and skills needed to continue the establishment of our College of Veterinary Medicine and make the vision of providing veterinary medical education in the Cumberland Gap region a reality."
Early in his career Hoffsis was a faculty member at The Ohio State University and served in several leadership roles, including director of the teaching hospital. He has held many professional positions, including president of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, chair of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee, and president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to create an innovative program from square one,” Hoffsis said. “This is a rare opportunity to institute new concepts in veterinary education."
Hoffsis currently serves on the board of directors of Banfield Pet Hospitals of Portland, Ore., and Live Oak Bank of Wilmington, N.C. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Lincoln Memorial University is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college founded in 1897 near Knoxville, Tenn. Fall 2013 enrollment was about 4,000 students.