Search resumes for vice president for research

The search for Iowa State's next vice president for research will resume this month with visits from two remaining finalists.

Shashank Priya, associate vice president for research at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and the first finalist, completed his campus interview in March before the search was paused due to COVID-19. The second finalist will visit campus Aug. 24-25; the third will visit campus Sept. 1-2.

The candidates will be announced one business day before their visits. They will meet with faculty, students and staff in a mix of virtual, hybrid and in-person sessions to best meet the goals of safety and interaction between the candidates and the campus community.

Information on finalists' virtual open forums will be announced in the coming weeks. The forums will be recorded for those unable to attend at the original time, and posted online once all of the finalist visits are completed.

As they become available, details will be posted to the Provost's Office search page, including finalists' curriculum vitae and interview itineraries.