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U of M, Crookston Chancellor Charles H. Casey Honored in Prior Lake High School Hall of Fame
July 31, 2007

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Chancellor Charles H. Casey
Chancellor Charles H. Casey
CROOKSTON, Minn. (July 31, 2007) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston Chancellor Charles H. Casey is to be inducted into the Laker Hall of Fame in Prior Lake, Minn. Dr. Casey is a 1957 graduate of Prior Lake High School and will be honored in a ceremony on Thursday, August 2, 2007, at the Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake. 


Casey was valedictorian of his graduating class and later graduated from the University of Minnesota with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Prior to becoming chancellor at the U of M, Crookston, Casey served as dean and director of the University of Minnesota Extension Service. 


Early in his career, Casey was a captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. Following his military service, he worked for 27 years as a practitioner in rural veterinary medicine and was a partner in the Dodge Veterinary Clinic in West Concord and Dodge Center, Minn.


In 1992, he was named the director of Veterinary Outreach Programs in the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine, designing programs to connect the research and academic resources of the University with the needs of veterinarians, farmers and businesses throughout Minnesota. He served on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents from 1979-1991 and was chairman from 1989 to 1991. Dr. Casey began his appointment as chancellor at the University of Minnesota, Crookston on September 12, 2005.


While his experience and expertise are wide-ranging, Dr. Casey has stayed grounded. “I am a proud graduate of Prior Lake High School and honored by this recognition,” he said of the Laker Hall of Fame nomination.


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