Joel Baines, associate dean for research and graduate education at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, was announced Tuesday as the new dean for the University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Baines was selected from three candidates to take the place of the current dean, Peter Haynes, who has served as dean of the college since 2007. The other candidates were Martin Furr, professor at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center and David Baker, director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine at the University, said Thomas Klei, search committee chair and interim vice chancellor of research and economic development.

Baines will begin Sept. 1 pending approval from the Board of Supervisors, according to a news release.

Stuart Bell, executive vice chancellor and provost, said in a news release Baines brings a wealth of knowledge and research with him to the University.

According to Cornell University’s website, Baines received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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