Reception for Elizabeth Hoffman is June 21

The university community is invited to join president Steven Leath and senior vice presidents Warren Madden and Tom Hill at a reception to thank Elizabeth Hoffman for her outstanding contributions to Iowa State as executive vice president and provost. It will be held Thursday, June 21 (3:30-5 p.m., first floor atrium, Beardshear Hall). A program will begin at 4 p.m.

Hoffman announced her plans in February to step down from the provost post by the end of the calendar year, and a national search to find her successor began later that month. College of Engineering dean Jonathan Wickert will become senior vice president and provost on July 30.

Hoffman has served as provost since January 2007. Previously, she served Iowa State as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1993 to 1997.