John August Named Dean Of Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine And Biomedical Sciences
Dr. John August has been appointed as the dean of Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He moved from interim dean to dean on Sept. 9.
August previously served as interim dean of the School of Public Health, and before that as dean of faculties and associate provost for three years. He joined Texas A&M University as professor and head of the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in 1986.
As interim dean of the School of Public Health, August led the school through the transition to a new dean, providing strategic, scholarly and financial leadership. As dean of faculties and associate provost, August led faculty affairs and processes including faculty on-boarding, 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 his 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 a Master of Science from the College of Veterinary 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 dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, August’s administrative experience will be important for supporting faculty, staff and student success, as well as furthering the development of operational procedures, degree programs, research initiatives and service efforts.
The national search to identify dean candidates as a successor to August will continue in the spring and summer of 2021 with a search advisory committee chaired by Valen Johnson, professor and dean of the College of Science.