The committee tasked with leading the search for the next dean of the College of Human Sciences has identified three candidates who will visit campus after spring break. Their two-day interviews will include meetings with faculty, staff, students, campus leaders and external stakeholders. The finalists and their visit dates are:
- Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in rehabilitation psychology and special education and associate dean of the School of Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, March 21-22
- Laura Jolly, professor of textiles, merchandising and interiors, University of Georgia, March 29-30
- To be announced on March 31, visiting April 5-6
Each finalist's schedule also will include an open forum with the campus community and public. The forums will be recorded and made available at the conclusion of the interview process for those unable to attend in person. Those interested in attending the open forums should hold the following dates and times:
- Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell: Monday, March 21, 4-5 p.m., 2019 Morrill
- Laura Jolly: Tuesday, March 29, 4-5 p.m., 0210 Bessey
- Candidate 3: Tuesday, April 5, 4-5 p.m., 0210 Bessey
Information on the finalists, including interview itineraries and resumes, will be posted for each candidate on the provost's office website on the Thursday prior to each visit.
The finalists were selected following off-campus interviews conducted by the search committee and senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert, Feb. 27-28.
"Serving as dean of the College of Human Sciences is a tremendous opportunity, and there is a lot of interest in the position," Wickert said. "The search committee did a great job in identifying the three finalists, and I am excited for our students, faculty, staff and community to meet with the finalists during their visits to Ames."
The search committee is co-chaired by Cathann Kress, vice president of Extension and Outreach, and Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Editor's note: This story was edited as each of the finalists was announced.
Committee named for Human Sciences dean search, Oct. 8, 2015