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Cornell University Board of Trustees Election

Sheila Wilson Allen ’76, DVM ’81 (Arts & Sciences)

Sheila Wilson AllenAlumni-elected trustee, 2017

Dr. Allen is currently the Senior Accreditation Advisor for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

Cornell Service

In addition to be a current Sustaining Member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women, Dr. Allen is also a current Cornell University Council member and a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN). She was previously a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Advisory Council.


Professional Career

Sheila Allen has devoted her entire career to higher education. During her tenure as dean of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine (2005–2016),the college advanced considerably in its research enterprise and in private fundraising. While associate dean for academic affairs, Dr. Allen was extensively involved in curriculum development and admissions. Dr. Allen served as chair of the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association, which is the accrediting body for veterinary medical education.

Sheila is married to Douglas Allen, Jr. and they have two children, Kelsey and Mark.