Four will interview on campus for DEI leadership post

The campus committee leading the search for Iowa State's next vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has identified four finalists who will visit campus Dec. 3-8. Each candidate's interview schedule will include a campus public forum at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Union, with in-person and virtual participation options available for the university community.

The name and curriculum vitae for each finalist will be shared on the search website the day preceding their visit.

The dates and locations for the campus forums are:

  • Curtis Byrd, special advisor to the provost on diversity, equity and inclusion, Georgia State University, Dec. 3, MU Campanile Room, livestream
  • Candidate 2, Dec. 6, MU Campanile Room, livestream
  • Candidate 3, Dec. 7, MU Oak Room, livestream
  • Candidate 4, Dec. 8, MU Cardinal Room, livestream

Everyone participating in an open forum is encouraged to complete an online candidate feedback form for that candidate.

Senior vice president for student affairs Toyia Younger is leading the 11-member search committee, assisted by the Spelman Johnson search firm. Former vice president for DEI Reginald Stewart left Iowa State in July for a similar position at Chapman University in Orange, California. Senior associate athletics director Charles Small is serving as interim vice president for DEI.