There has been a lot of turmoil at CSU recently. Here's one more peice of the puzzle: http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080514/UPDATES01/80514030 CSU vet school head Smeak steps down; spent less than a year in post By Trevor Hughes [email protected] May 14, 2008 Post a Comment Recommend Print this page E-mail this article Share this article: Del.icio.us Facebook Digg Reddit Newsvine Whats this? The head of Colorado State University's veterinary hospital has stepped down from his post after less than a year. Dan Smeak, who came to the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital from Ohio State, resigned his directorship, but will remain a surgeon and professor at the hospital, CSU officials said. "Dr. Smeak resigned. He wants to get back into teaching. He said it was a really hard decision," said CSU spokeswoman Dell Rae Mollenberg. Smeak was unavailable for comment. The CSU vet hospital is ranked #2 in the country, according to US News & World Report. In announcing his appointment in August 2007, CSU officials lauded Smeak's teaching and publishing credentials. He did not appear to have significant administrative experience. "It is a privilege to represent one of the most premier veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States," Smeak said at the time. "The hospital has world-renowned faculty and staff and provides some of the most comprehensive, cutting-edge animal care available anywhere in the world. Along with providing outstanding service and teaching, the hospital also offers advanced treatment and research on spontaneous diseases in animals." Dr. David Lee, former director of the hospital, left the university in June 2006. Two interim directors, Dr. Martin Fettman and Dr. Dean Hendrickson, oversaw hospital functions during the hiring process for the Smeak. See www.coloradoan.com for updates.