The search committee hopes to hold off-campus interviews with semifinalists in late August and bring finalists to campus later in the semester. The committee is led by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean Beate Schmittmann and associate provost for academic programs Ann Marie VanDerZanden. The Parker Executive Search firm is assisting with the search. A position description is available on the firm's website.
The search for the college's next dean launched last September. In March, senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert, in consultation with the search committee, decided to continue the dean search after considering the feedback offered on three finalists who interviewed in February.
Pat Halbur, professor and chair of the veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine department, will continue to serve as interim dean. He has led the college since last June. Former dean Lisa Nolan left Iowa State in May 2017 to become veterinary medicine dean at the University of Georgia, her alma mater.