K-State appointed one new dean and one interim dean for two of its colleges Friday.
Bonnie Rush will serve as the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine effective June 16. Rush has served as interim dean since 2017.
“Dr. Rush emerged as the clear leader following a competitive national search process,” K-State Provost Charles Taber said in a press release. “With her strong history of leadership for the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Rush is the right choice to lead this college and its vital teaching, research, service and outreach programs into the future.”
Rush began as a faculty member at K-State in 1993, and worked as a professor of internal equine medicine. She served as the head of the clinical sciences department from 2006 to 2017.
“It has been an honor to serve as the interim dean,” Rush said. “The students, faculty and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine are tremendously talented and committed to advancing the missions to strengthen animal health and well-being through research, education and service. I look forward to honoring the traditions of the college, while working together to create new opportunities for the future.”
She earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ohio State University in 1989.
Gary Clark will serve as the interim dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, beginning June 16.
Clark, senior associate dean, replaces Darren Dawson, who is now serving as president of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Clark served as interim dean before in 2013.
He joined the university in 1994 as a professor and researcher. In 2005, he was named head of the biological and agricultural engineering department.
In 2009, he became the college’s senior associate dean. He is a professor of biological and agricultural engineering and a registered professional engineer.
Clark earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering from the University of Florida.
He also has a doctorate in agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University.