The RB Terry Charitable Foundation, a longtime philanthropic partner of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has made another transformational investment in the CVM with the establishment of the Dean’s Chair endowed with the Randall B. Terry, Jr. College of Veterinary Medicine .
The foundation announced a commitment of $1 million and plans major future allocations in support of the endowed position. The foundation has made many significant investments in the college over the years, and this generous gift will further the foundation’s visionary legacy, creating only the third endowed deanship at NC State. Together, the foundation and Terry have given more than $62 million to the college.
“We are thrilled to see the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine take this important and historic step in honor of Randall B. Terry, Jr. and his vision for this incredible place of innovation and compassion. The Dean’s Chair at the Randall B. Terry, Jr. College of Veterinary Medicine will help the college continue to recruit the best and brightest leaders needed as we train future veterinarians to solve some of the biggest challenges in animal health. and human,” says Arch Schoch, president and director of the RB Terry Charitable Foundation.
The gift of the foundation’s Dean’s Chair comes at a critical time, as former Dean Paul Lunn recently completed his term. Acting Dean Kathryn Meurs took office on January 18, 2022.
“As we embark on the search for the next Dean of the College, this Deanship and the resources it provides will help attract the most outstanding leaders to the field. This is a real investment in the future of the College of Veterinary Medicine,” said North Carolina State Chancellor Randy Woodson. “The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is at the forefront of health advancements for animals and humans. The Terry Foundation has been an incredible partner in honoring Mr. Terry’s vision through their support of CVM faculty and students.
The resources of the Endowed Dean will enhance teaching, learning and research across the college by providing the flexibility to direct support where it is most needed.
~Steve Volstad/NC State Veterinary Medicine