Finalists named for new LGBTQA+ affairs post

Four finalists have been named in the search for the project director of LGBTQA+ affairs, a new position in the office of vice president for diversity and inclusion Reginald Stewart. The finalists will interview on campus over the next couple of weeks.

The project director will provide, develop and facilitate education, outreach and other support functions to students, faculty and staff, with special emphasis on the LGBTQA+ community and other targeted underrepresented populations.

The candidates are:

  • David Green Jr., lecturer in the department of Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Paul Hengesteg, former special consultant to the senior vice president for student affairs at Iowa State
  • Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel, director of education and leadership, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Des Moines
  • Nicci Port, administrative specialist in Iowa State's College of Human Sciences

Candidate forums

The campus community is encouraged to attend an open forum with each candidate. (All forums are from 2 to 3 p.m.)

  • Aug. 12, Hoffman-Zinnel (Gallery Room, Memorial Union)
  • Aug. 16, Hengesteg (Gallery Room, Memorial Union)
  • Aug. 17, Port (268 Carver Hall)
  • Aug. 18, Green (3512 Memorial Union)

More about the candidates

The candidates' vitae and an evaluation form are available on the vice president for diversity and inclusion website.