Iowa Board of Regents

University of Iowa Presidential Search Entering Final Stretch

The search for the University of Iowa's next president will be complete April 30 when the Board of Regents will appoint one of four finalists to the position. In March, the search committee thinned the applicant pool to 12 semifinalists, each of whom interviewed with the committee earlier this month. The committee advanced four finalists for consideration by the Board: Hari Osofsky, Dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs; Barbara Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois System; Wendy Hensel, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia State University; and Daniel Clay, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Iowa. 

The finalists visited campus for further interviews during April. Each finalist held an open forum, streamed live on the web, where constituents could ask questions and listen to the candidates lay out their vision for the university. 

The Board will interview each finalist in closed session during a two-day meeting April 29 and 30 at the University of Iowa Levitt Center. The Regents will appoint the successful candidate as President of the University of Iowa on April 30.

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