We are pleased to announce the reappointment of Rustin M. Moore, DVM, PhD, as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his reappointment is effective Jan. 1, 2021, to June 30, 2025.
Under Dean Moore’s leadership, the college’s international reputation has grown steadily. A top 5 program in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for the past decade, the college was ranked third among U.S. veterinary colleges and eighth in the world in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings. The program’s reputation has contributed to a 75% increase in applications over the past three years, more than twice the increase seen nationally.
Having undertaken a substantial revision of its curriculum, the college is poised to graduate even more competent, confident and career-ready veterinarians, prepared to practice broadly across the spectrum of care and more successfully serve an economically diverse clientele while maintaining a financially sustainable business.
At the same time, the college has been recognized for its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, receiving the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for four consecutive years. The college also has focused on access and affordability, limiting tuition increases and quadrupling annual philanthropic scholarship dollars awarded over the last five years.
During Dean Moore’s first term, the advancement team’s success in fundraising helped to grow the college’s endowment by nearly $40M, a 150% increase, and to raise approximately $60 million of capital funds to modernize college teaching, clinical and research facilities.
Based on the college’s ambitious Be The Model™ strategic plan, Dean Moore and his leadership team are taking action to enhance the working and learning environment; the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff; compensation equity; and opportunities for professional and leadership development.
Please join us in thanking Rustin for his outstanding efforts and congratulating him on his reappointment as dean.
Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost
Hal Paz, MD
Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs
and Chief Executive Officer of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center