Academic Advancement Committee

Faculty members for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.
Some committees have additional student, staff, and ex-officio members. See SharePoint for full committee lists. At the beginning of each year, the committee selects an Associate Chair who is designated to become the Chair of the committee the following year.

Chair: Jose Ignacio Aguirre
Associate Chair: TBD

Name Department Email
Jose I Aguirre Jose I Aguirre Department of Physiological Sciences
Todd C Holbrook Todd C Holbrook Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Rosanna Marsella Rosanna Marsella Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Robert J Ossiboff Robert J Ossiboff Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
Luisito S Pablo Luisito S Pablo Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
Federico R Vilaplana Grosso Federico R Vilaplana Grosso Small Animal Clinical Sciences


The academic advancement committee is a regular standing faculty committee that evaluates the academic performance of professional veterinary students. The committee (1) monitors the academic performance of professional veterinary students who do not meet program standards, (2) monitors ethical performance and readiness to practice veterinary medicine, and (3) decides remedial and disciplinary action for students with deficiencies.


The committee shall consist of six faculty members, two from each phase (I, II, and III) of the professional DVM curriculum. This committee shall annually elect its own Chair from the faculty members. An Associate Chair will be elected at the start of the year who advances to the Chair position in the following year to assure adequate preparation and orderly progression to committee Chair responsibilities. The Associate Chair will serve as the acting Chair in the absence of the Chair. The Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs will serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member.


The procedures of this committee shall be consistent with those specified in the College of Veterinary Medicine Student Handbook. The committee and the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs (or equivalent or designate) shall minimally meet following the posting of grades at the end of each term to review questions of student performance for the concluded term. Additional meetings to consider special situations shall be called by the Chair. All students who are asked to meet with this committee will be accompanied by his or her academic advisor. All deliberations shall be strictly confidential and the integrity of records shall be maintained by the Office for Academic and Student Affairs. A report will be made annually to quantify activity will be forwarded to the administration, and placed electronically for public access.