Search begins for next police chief

Senior vice president for university services Kate Gregory has appointed a search committee that will partner with the Spelman Johnson firm on a national search for ISU's next chief of police. Aaron DeLashmutt has been serving as interim chief since Jerry Stewart retired last December.

The successful candidate must be a certified law enforcement officer. The chief of police will oversee the public safety department, which includes police and parking divisions. The chief also serves as a university official, assistant vice president of university services, and reports to Gregory. More information about the position is on the ISU Jobs website.

Applications are due Nov. 17 to Spelman Johnson. Nominations may be emailed to Mark Hall, a senior associate with the firm. Interviews on campus, including stakeholder forums, tentatively are scheduled for mid-January 2017.

Committee membership

Gregory appointed these individuals to the search committee:

  • Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate provost
  • Chuck Cychosz, Ames chief of police
  • Maureen De Armond, associate university counsel
  • Margo Foreman, director of equal opportunity
  • Chris Jorgensen, senior associate athletics director
  • Keith Robinder, interim dean of students
  • Reginald Stewart, vice president for diversity and inclusion