Wednesday May 28, 2014 0 commentsFORT COLLINS - Melinda Frye, a veterinarian with expertise in cardiovascular physiology and equine medicine, will become the first woman to lead Colorado State University's veterinary school in July.
Frye is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences who has taught graduate-level physiology for seven years. She will replace Dean Hendrickson, who led the program for two years and is returning to full-time teaching and equine surgery.
Frye began her career in human medicine and is the first woman to lead the CSU veterinary school, considered the No. 3 veterinary school in the nation.
"Dr. Frye has an impressive and diverse range of experiences and achievements that will benefit our students and our veterinary program," said Mark Stetter, dean of the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
"Beyond her admirable credentials in teaching, research and clinical service, it's wonderful to have an accomplished woman in a role that so visibly demonstrates what our students can do in science, medicine and the veterinary industry."
"I look forward to building on Dr. Hendrickson's strong efforts directed to training for unconventional veterinary roles, focusing on a broader array of careers," Frye said.
"At CSU, we plan to start pairing students with faculty mentors in unconventional career pathways to help open the doors to new and different options."