The search committee for Iowa State's senior vice president and provost will meet in Minneapolis this weekend, April 14-15, to interview candidates.
"We have an excellent set of candidates to visit with in this round of interviews," said Wendy Wintersteen, chair of the search committee and dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. "The candidate pool was outstanding, with 35 applications and more than 130 nominations."
The meetings in Minneapolis will be held in closed session. All applicants requested their names be kept confidential during early stages of the search. The names of those who become finalists will be released before they visit campus.
Although no finalists have yet been selected, the search committee tentatively has set dates for open forums to allow the university community and the public to meet the finalists. The tentative open forum details are:
- April 18, 10:45 a.m., 1951 Food Sciences Building (CCUR Theater)
- April 19, 1:30 p.m., 1652 Gilman Hall
- April 23, 10:45 a.m., 1951 Food Sciences Building (CCUR Theater)
- April 24, 1:30 p.m., 1652 Gilman Hall
- April 25, 10:45 a.m., 1951 Food Sciences Building (CCUR Theater)
"Our committee urges the campus community to put these dates and times on your calendars," Wintersteen said. "We continue to make progress on an aggressive timeline for the search, and these open forum dates are critical to receive the input of faculty, staff, students and the public."