Committee named for Human Sciences dean search

The search for the next dean of the College of Human Sciences is underway. Senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert has identified a search committee to seek a successor to Pam White, who in September announced her retirement plans for next summer.

Search committee co-chairs are Cathann Kress, vice president for Extension and Outreach and professor in the School of Education, and Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Questions regarding the search and nominations for the position may be submitted to Kress or Wintersteen.

Planning forums

The committee will start its work immediately. It also has scheduled two open forums in the coming weeks to solicit input from the university community on the search:

  • Monday, Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 23, 9-10 a.m.

Locations for the forums will be announced soon.

Search committee

Additional members of the search committee are:

  • Brenda Ackerman, senior lecturer, apparel, events, and hospitality management department
  • Lorenzo Baber, associate professor, School of Education
  • Eric Brown, assistant professor, apparel, events, and hospitality management department
  • Nathan Davis, graduate student in food science and human nutrition
  • Jonathan Fox, professor, human development and family studies department
  • Sarah Francis, associate professor, food science and human nutrition department, and nutrition and wellness state specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach
  • Annette Jaehrling, academic fiscal officer, Human Sciences administration
  • Anthony Jones, associate principal, Ames Middle School
  • Monica Lursen, executive director, Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Ruth MacDonald, professor and chair, food science and human nutrition department
  • Robin McNichols, retired executive vice president and chief operating officer, Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics
  • Ann Smiley-Oyen, associate professor, kinesiology department
  • Zoey Sternquist, sophomore in family and consumer science education
  • Barbara Woods, special projects manager, Human Sciences Extension and Outreach

Julie Johnston, executive assistant in the provost's office, will assist the committee with its work.