Benjamin Allen, Business, (515) 294-2422
John McCarroll, University Relations, (515) 294-6137
CROW WITHDRAWS FROM ISU SEARCH
AMES, Iowa One of five finalists for the presidency of Iowa State
University has withdrawn from further consideration.
Michael M. Crow, executive vice provost of Columbia University, New York,
notified the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, Presidential Search and Screen
Advisory Committee of his decision Jan. 16. Crow indicated he would have
difficulty meeting the timetable for selection of the new president.
"We are disappointed that Michael Crow has withdrawn his candidacy. We were
looking forward to hearing his ideas about Iowa State and the position of
president," said Benjamin Allen, committee chairperson and dean of Iowa
State's College of Business.
Two finalists have completed their campus visits. They are: Sharon Stephens
Brehm, provost of Ohio University, Athens; and Cora Bagley Marrett, senior
vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst. Two other finalists, James L. Melsa, dean of Iowa
State's College of Engineering, and Gregory L. Geoffroy, senior vice
president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Maryland,
College Park, are scheduled for campus visits today and Friday,
respectively. Board of Regents President Owen Newlin says the Regents would
like to select the new president by Feb. 1.
Iowa State's next president succeeds Martin Jischke, who became president of
Purdue University in August 2000. Distinguished professor of chemical
engineering Richard Seagrave is serving as interim president.