Student affairs seeks new dean of students, registrar

The Division of Student Affairs has begun searches for two positions -- dean of students and registrar. Former dean of students, Dione Somerville, left Iowa State last June to become vice president of student affairs at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Kathy Jones currently serves as registrar and assistant vice president for student affairs. She plans to retire later this year.

Tom Hill, vice president for student affairs, appointed search committees for each position, and academic research firm Spelman and Johnson Group, Easthampton, Mass., was hired to develop candidate pools. The positions also are posted on the Iowa State employment website. Applications and nominations should be forwarded to the Spelman and Johnson Group.

On-campus open forums for the dean of students candidates are planned the weeks of April 23 and April 30, and registrar finalists will participate in open forums the week of May 7.

Members of the dean of students search committee are:

  • Kathy Jones, (chair), associate vice president and registrar
  • David Harris, senior associate athletics director
  • Dakota Hoben, president, Government of the Student Body
  • Dave Holger, associate provost
  • Japannah Kellogg, program coordinator, student support services
  • Richard Reynolds, director, Memorial Union
  • Erica Smith, president, Graduate and Professional Student Senate
  • Jerry Stewart, director of public safety
  • Paris Tindrell, senior, Des Moines
  • Rose Wilbanks, administrative specialist, student affairs

Members of the registrar search committee are:

  • James Dorsett, (co-chair), director, international students and scholars
  • Dave Holger, (co-chair), associate provost
  • Jonathan Compton, senior research analyst, registrar's office
  • Michelle Hendricks, director, Thielen Student Health Center
  • Dakota Hoben, president, Government of the Student Body
  • Joel Johnson, program manager, College of Engineering
  • Carol McDonald, information systems leader, IT Services
  • Tommy Powell, program coordinator, athletics
  • Rose Wilbanks, administrative specialist, student affairs