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May 1996

Rebar named dean of veterinary school

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: A black-and-white photo of Alan Rebar is available from Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2096.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Dr. Alan H. Rebar will be the next dean of Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue President Steven C. Beering has announced.

The appointment is effective July 1.

Rebar has been head of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology since July 1995 and has been associate dean for research -- both positions in Purdue's veterinary school -- since 1989.

Rebar succeeds Dr. Hugh B. Lewis, dean since 1986. Lewis will relinquish the deanship on June 30 but will remain on the Purdue veterinary faculty.

"Dr. Al Rebar is an outstanding scholar, a respected researcher and a proven administrator," said Robert L. Ringel, Purdue executive vice president for academic affairs. "He will provide dynamic leadership to take Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine into the 21st century."

Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of 27 in the United States and the only one in Indiana. A total of 248 students are enrolled in the professional program, which awards the doctor of veterinary medicine degree. The school is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and is a member of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

A native of Stillwater, Okla., Rebar grew up in Elkhart. He joined the Purdue faculty in 1976 as assistant professor of clinical pathology. Rebar received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1973 and a doctor of philosophy degree in 1975, both from Purdue.

Among the honors he has received are the American Animal Hospital Association's Award of Merit and its Gaines Cycle Fido Award, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine. He also received the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Best Teacher in Veterinary Medicine at Purdue.

CONTACT: Rebar, (765) 494-7543, or after 7/1, (765) 494-7608; rebara@vet.purdue
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