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CALS Dean candidate Peter Hanson to speak Sept. 15 at 4 p.m.

Thursday is your first chance to meet one of the three finalists for the position of Dean of CALS. Peter Hanson will be giving a public presentation and Q and A session on Thursday, September 15, 4 p.m. in the Ebling Symposium Center (1220 Microbial Sciences). A reception will follow.

Hanson is global head of project and portfolio management at Georgia-based Merial, a leading animal health company. In his 14 years with the company, Hanson has worked extensively in animal health. His responsibilities included a stint as head of pharmaceutical research and development and shepherding a new anti-inflammatory from development through FDA approval for treatment of pain associated with arthritis in dogs and horses. Hanson holds a D.V.M. in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in veterinary science from UW-Madison and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has been a member of the CALS board of visitors for the past three years.

Presentations by the other two candidates are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 20, 4 p.m. — James Moyer
  • Tuesday, September 27, 4 p.m. — Kathryn VandenBosch

Once all three candidates have visited campus, videos of their presentations will posted online. Look for links on the CALS website and eCALS.