Professor Grant Guilford, currently acting head of the Institute of Natural Sciences, will take up a position as Dean of Science at The University of Auckland in August.
A Massey veterinary science graduate, Professor Guilford has been a highly productive researcher, lecturer and a member of the College of Sciences executive team. He served for 10 years as Foundation Head of the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences. The Institute was the first veterinary school in the southern hemisphere to win accreditation of its degree programme by the American Veterinary Medical Association, and was recently re-accredited.
Professor Guilford led many key projects at Massey, including development of the Hopkirk Research Institute, a multi-million dollar joint venture between Massey University and AgResearch.
College of Sciences Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Anderson says Professor Guilford has been an exceptional colleague and a passionate advocate for Massey University. ”We are especially proud that Grant’s immense ability and his intellectual contribution have been recognised by this appointment.
“I know staff across the University will join with me in wishing Grant all the very best in his new role.”