Dean finalists will visit campus in September

Three finalists have been selected in the search for the next endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station. Each is scheduled to visit campus for two-plus days in September:

  • Candidate 1: Sept. 3-5
  • Candidate 2: Sept. 16-18
  • Candidate 3: Sept. 26-28

Each candidate will be announced one business day before his or her visit. The candidates will meet with students, faculty, staff and stakeholders and hold an open forum with the broader university community. Forums will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on these dates:

  • Candidate 1: Tuesday, Sept. 4, MU Cardinal Room
  • Candidate 2: Monday, Sept. 17, MU Cardinal Room
  • Candidate 3: Thursday, Sept. 27, MU Pioneer Room

Additional information, including the finalists' curricula vitae and interview itineraries, will be posted to the CALS dean search page on the provost's office website.

The search committee is co-chaired by Guru Rao, associate vice president for research, and David Spalding, dean of the Ivy College of Business and interim vice president for economic development and business engagement.

Joe Colletti, senior associate dean of the college and associate director of the experiment station, has served as interim leader of both since Nov. 20, 2017, the same day former dean Wendy Wintersteen became the university's 16th president.


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