Dr. Clare Gill has been appointed interim executive associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The announcement was made by Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences and acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
Gill takes over as interim executive associate dean for Dr. Alan Sams, who was recently named Oregon State University’s Reub Long dean of agricultural sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station.
Sams served as executive associate dean at Texas A&M for the past nine years.
“I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Gill to our team,” Stover said. “She has extensive administrative service, having served over the past six years in a variety of roles at Texas A&M University, which include Faculty Ombuds officer for Texas A&M and Associate Vice President for Diversity. She was also named a Faculty Fellow in the Division of Research and provided leadership on the coordination of core facilities infrastructure at A&M.”
Gill has served as interim department head for Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications since August 2017. She joined the department of animal science in 1999 and is a professor of animal genomics.
Gill was recipient of the 2014 Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. As a member of the McGregor Bovine Genomics Team, she received the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Research in 2009.
Gill earned a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Flinders University of South Australia and a doctoral degree in molecular genetics from the University of Adelaide in Australia.