Terry Foundation Establishes Endowed Deanship Chair
The R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation, a long-time philanthropic partner of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has made another transformational investment in the CVM with the establishment of the Randall B. Terry, Jr. College of Veterinary Medicine Endowed Dean’s Chair.
The foundation announced a $1 million commitment and anticipates future major 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. Collectively, the foundation and Terry have given more than $62 million to the college.
“We’re pleased to see the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine taking this significant and historic step in honor of Randall B. Terry, Jr. and his vision for this incredible place of innovation and compassion. The Randall B. Terry, Jr. College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Chair will help the college continue to recruit the best and brightest leaders needed as we train future veterinarians to solve some of the greatest challenges in animal and human health,” says Arch Schoch, the president and director of the R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation.
The foundation’s dean’s chair gift comes at a critical moment, as former dean Paul Lunn recently concluded his tenure. Interim dean Kathryn Meurs assumed the position on Jan. 18, 2022.
“As we undertake the search for the college’s next dean, this deanship and the resources it provides will help attract the most outstanding leaders in the field. This is a true investment in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s future,” says NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. “NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine is at the very forefront of advances in health for both animals and people. The Terry Foundation has served as an incredible partner in honoring Mr. Terry’s vision through their support of CVM faculty and students.”
Resources from the endowed deanship 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