Frank Galey

Executive Vice President and Provost

Frank Galey

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Frank Galey was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Provost for Utah State University on August 1, 2018. Prior to that he served as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming for almost 17 years. His deanship was preceded by service as Director of the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory and head of the Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Galey received his B.S. (1981) and D.V.M.(1983) degrees in veterinary medicine at Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. (1988) in veterinary biosciences (pharmacology and toxicology) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After serving as a research associate and resident at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Galey joined the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis in 1988. He was an assistant and then associate professor of clinical diagnostic veterinary toxicology and head of the toxicology section of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory at UC-Davis from 1988-1999.

Dr. Galey is Specialty Board Certified in Veterinary Toxicology. His research and clinical service interests include the fields of diagnostic and forensic medicine, plant and other natural product poisonings, and analytical pharmacology and toxicology. Research and service milestones include development of interpretable analytical screens for plants containing potentially toxic alkaloids and cardiac glycosides, as well as for pharmaceutical residues in dairy animals and race horses. His more recent research involved seeking a reliable assay for botulism in affected animals and humans. Dr. Galey is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Wyoming, served as a member of the Leadership Wyoming Governing Board, and helped facilitate the program.

Dr. Galey was born in Wyoming and raised in Big Horn, Wyoming near Sheridan. When not at work he enjoys rock climbing, mountaineering, downhill and cross country skiing, reading, hiking, fishing, and camping. He is married to Professor Donna Brown and they have 4 adult children and two granddaughters.