VCU Graduate School names new dean
Daniel C. Bullard joins university from Alabama
Daniel C. Bullard will be the new dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate School, effective Oct. 1, the university announced Thursday. He is currently associate dean for recruitment, retention and diversity at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s graduate school.
Bullard also is a professor at the UAB School of Medicine’s Department of Genetics and has been principal investigator on studies funded by more than $5 million in research grants focused on genetics of inflammatory diseases. He is assistant dean for undergraduate biomedical programs in the UAB School of Medicine and is co-director of the undergraduate program in genetics and genomic sciences.
Bullard, a graduate of Iowa State University and Case Western Reserve University, also has served on editorial boards of the American Journal of Pathology and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journal, and he oversees UAB’s Blazer Graduate Research Fellowship program and the UAB PREP Scholars Program funded by the National Institutes of Health. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Former assistant dean Melissa W. Tyler will continue as interim dean of the Graduate School until Bullard’s arrival; F. Douglas Boudinot served as dean from 2002 until June 2020. The VCU Graduate School has an enrollment of about 6,000 students in 140 graduate degree programs.