ISU Presidential Search Committee Meetings

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Listening Session Audio

June 12, 1:30 p.m.
June 12, 5:30 p.m.
June 13, 8:30 a.m.
June 13, Noon


June 5, 2017 Meeting
Iowa State Alumni Center, Uelner Executive Board Room
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
2 p.m.

Open Session Audio

Meeting Notice



ISU Presidential Search and Screen Committee

Name Title Representing
Dan Houston Co-Chair, President and CEO, Principal Financial Group Member of the Public
Luis Rico-Gutierrez Co-Chair, Dean College of Design
Tim Day Faculty Senate President Faculty
Jessica Bell President P&S Staff 
Cody West President Student Government
Vivek J. Lawana President Graduate Students
Steven Freeman University Professor Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Brent Shanks Professor of Engineering Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ann Marie Fiore University Professor Dept. of Apparel, Events & Hosp. Mgmt.
Monic P. Behnken Associate Professor Department of Sociology
Jessica Ward Assistant Professor Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Charles (Brad) Shrader Morrill Professor Management
Thea Oberlander Retired Alumni, College of Business ISU Alumni Association
Steve Zumbach Attorney ISU Alumni Association
Ric Jurgens Retired Chairman, CEO and President, Hy-Vee ISU Foundation
Gary J. Streit Attorney ISU Foundation
Tom Hill Retired, Senior Policy Advisor Member of the Public
Patty Cownie Regent Board of Regents
Sherry Bates Regent Board of Regents
Milt Dakovich Regent Board of Regents
Nancy Boettger Regent Board of Regents
Rachel Boon Chief Academic Officer Ex-Officio/Non-Voting
Mark Braun Chief Operating Officer Ex-Officio/Non-Voting


Draft Timeline (Updated June 13, 2017):

Date Task
May 1 Selection of search firm (AGB Search)
May Search committee formed, search website goes live, open forums with ISU and community
June 5 First Search Committee meeting
June 5-13 Listening sessions with Iowa State and Ames community
June 7-8 Board of Regents meeting (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
July 6 Presidential search launches/Online advertisements placed
July 21 Print advertisement in The Chronicle of Higher Education 
August 1-2 Board of Regents Telephonic Meeting
August 24 Deadline for best consideration
September 12 Search Committee meets/selection of semifinalists
September 26-27 Search Committee meets/neutral site interviews for semifinalists
October 9-13 On-campus finalist visits
October 23 Meeting of the Board of Regents to appoint the 16th President of Iowa State University