Board of Regents Announces First Finalist for University of Iowa Presidency

April 11, 2021

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The Board of Regents, State of Iowa has announced the first finalist in the search for the next president of the University of Iowa.

Hari Osofsky, Ph.D., J.D., Dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs, will visit campus on April 12-13 to meet with faculty, staff, students, and other members of the campus community. Osofsky’s curriculum vitae and full interview schedule are available on the UI presidential search website and the Board of Regents website.

Osofsky will participate in a public forum at 3:30 p.m. on April 12. Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, a limited number of people will be allowed to attend in person. However, the forum will be live streamed on the UI presidential search website and the Board’s website.

Additional information about the public forum, including how to obtain a ticket and how to ask a question during the forum, can be found on the UI presidential search website. The campus community also is invited to provide feedback on each candidate after their visit via a Qualtrics survey, which will be available on the UI presidential search website. 

Osofsky is one of four finalists invited to participate in on-campus interviews.  The name of each candidate will be announced the day prior to their visit.

After completion of the campus visits, the Board of Regents plans to meet on April 29-30 at the University of Iowa to hear from the search committee and interview the finalists, with a selection of the next UI president made on April 30.

The Board of Regents is a group of nine citizen volunteers who govern the state’s three public universities and two special K-12 entities – the Iowa School for the Deaf and Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired – through policymaking, coordination and oversight.

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