Colorado State University Dean, Veterinarian to Talk April 3 about Protecting Africa’s Elephants

Dr. Mark Stetter, dean of CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will share stories about elephants and his research with these gentle giants at a free event at 4 p.m. April 3 in Room 230 of the Lory Student Center.

His presentation – “From Elephants to Elementary Education: How Can We Protect Africa’s Wildlife?” – will focus on how to protect elephants as their futures are threatened by both environmental and human forces.

Prior to joining CSU in July 2012, Stetter had an extensive 15-year career with the Walt Disney Co. where he oversaw the healthy and daily care of about 15,000 animals in Disney programs and parks around the world. He also established international wildlife research and conservation programs sponsored by Disney.

Stetter is the president and founder of the Elephant Population Management Program and has served as chair for the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Research Committee. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is board certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine.

Wednesday’s talk is sponsored by Africans United, OneHealth Club, Wildlife Disease Association, Animal Care Program, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.