Searches launch for Vet Med dean, Extension and Outreach VP

Senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert has launched searches for the next dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and vice president of ISU Extension and Outreach.

Both units have interim leaders, Pat Halbur in Veterinary Medicine and John Lawrence in extension and outreach, who will serve until the permanent leaders are on the job, likely in summer 2018.

The startup of the searches has been timed so that Iowa State's next president, once named, will participate in the interviews and hiring decisions.

The searches will begin with the nomination of candidates and development of diverse candidate pools. Off-campus interviews are scheduled for January-February 2018, with on-campus interviews in February-March.

Veterinary Medicine dean

Beate Schmittmann, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Ann Marie VanDerZanden, associate provost for academic programs, will co-chair the search for the next dean of Veterinary Medicine. Parker Executive Search will assist the committee. Joining Schmittmann and VanDerZanden on the search committee are:

University members

  • Karin Allenspach-Jorn, veterinary clinical services
  • Amanda Fales-Williams, veterinary pathology
  • Deanna Gerber, Vet Med student recruitment office
  • Tom Johnson, Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
  • Anumantha Kanthasamy, biomedical sciences
  • Michael Kimber, biomedical sciences
  • Alejandro Ramirez, interim assistant dean
  • Jim Roth, veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine
  • Holly Salzbrenner, student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Jennifer Schleining, veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine

External members

  • Randy Ackman, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
  • Marv Johnson, Dean’s advisory council
  • Marcus Kehrli, USDA/ARS National Animal Disease Center (pending USDA approval)
  • Clayton Kelling, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Greg Lear, Iowa Livestock Health Advisory Council
  • Sue Robinson, Iowa Veterinary Specialties
  • Kylee Thomas, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association

Extension and Outreach VP

Laura Jolly, dean of the College of Human Sciences, and Sarah Nusser, vice president for research, will co-chair the search for the next vice president of extension and outreach. Greenwood/Asher and Associates will assist the committee. Joining Jolly and Nusser on the search committee are:

University members

  • Lisa Bates, extension community and economic development, Ames
  • Jennifer Bentley, extension agriculture and natural resources, Winneshiek county
  • Matt Helmers, agricultural and biosystems engineering
  • Himar Hernandez, extension community and economic development, Wapello county
  • Chad Higgins, extension central administration
  • Andrea Nelson, extension Region 13
  • Kevin Schalinske, food science and human nutrition
  • Angela Shaw, food science and human nutrition
  • Cayla Taylor, extension 4-H youth development, Ames
  • Barbara Woods, extension human sciences, Ames

External members

  • Mary Greiman, Iowa Beef Foundation and Region 2 County Extension Council
  • John Harms, Iowa State Fair Board
  • Craig Hill, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
  • Bob Petrzelka, Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching