Johnny Picket, Business and Finance, (515) 294-6218
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720


AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University has announced five candidates for the position of director of administrative information systems.

The candidates are: Diane Beckman, associate director of administrative data processing at Iowa State University; Morris Hicks, associate director of information technology services at the University of Hartford, Conn.; Maury Hope, vice president for information services at Hawkeye-Security Insurance Group, Des Moines; Donna Liss, director of the information systems unit information services at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Warren Wilson, regents information systems director for the South Dakota Board of Regents.

The director of administrative information systems at ISU is responsible for university-wide information systems. The director oversees the ISU Administrative Data Processing Center and collaborates with other campus officials on overall information technology efforts. The current director is Wayne Ostendorf, who is retiring.

The five candidates for the position will visit campus in January and February. Each will meet with the campus community during an open forum. The open forum schedule is below.

Donna Liss: Thursday, Jan. 20, 2-3:15 p.m., Campanile Room, Memorial Union
Maury Hope: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2-3:15 p.m., Gallery, Memorial Union
Warren Wilson: Friday, Jan. 28, 2-3:15 p.m., Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
Diane Beckman: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2-3:15 p.m., Campanile Room, Memorial Union
Morris Hicks: Monday, Feb. 7, 2-3:15 p.m., Campanile Room, Memorial Union


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