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Annette Hacker, manager,
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Office: (515) 294-4777

01-27-05

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Michael Whiteford, Liberal Arts and Sciences dean; search committee chair, (515) 294-3220

Benjamin Allen, VP for academic affairs and provost, (515) 294-0070

Annette Hacker, News Service, (515) 294-3720

Whiteford will lead search committee for Human Sciences dean

AMES, Iowa -- A 15-member committee soon will begin the search for the first dean of Iowa State University's College of Human Sciences.

Two current ISU colleges -- Family and Consumer Sciences and Education -- will be combined into the new College of Human Sciences on July 1. University officials hope that the college's dean will be named by July 1, as well.

Michael Whiteford, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will lead the search committee. The committee will begin its work, Whiteford said, "by seeking input on the qualities and characteristics we should be seeking in the new dean."

February forums

At two forums in early February, members of the university community will be asked for their ideas on the qualities and characteristics of a leader for the new college. After the forums, a position description for the new dean will be completed and applicants sought.

Under an ambitious timeline, the committee hopes to schedule campus interviews for dean finalists in early May.

Whiteford said individuals can begin submitting nominations for the dean position anytime. Nominations should be sent to HSdeansearch@iastate.edu.

Members of the search committee are:

  • Michael Whiteford, committee chair and dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Don Beitz, distinguished professor, animal science
  • Diane Birt, distinguished professor, food science and human nutrition
  • Jan Brown, alumna, house mother at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity
  • Jon Clausen, graduate student, curriculum and instruction
  • Karen Colbert, placement coordinator, human development and family studies
  • Carolyn Cutrona, professor, psychology
  • Tim Derrick, associate professor, health and human performance
  • Cynthia Needles Fletcher, professor, human development and family studies
  • Martha Lagomarcino Gleason, alumna, First American Bank, Ames
  • Connie Hargrave, associate professor, curriculum and instruction
  • Sara Kadolph, professor, apparel, educational studies and hospitality management
  • Mary Linnenbrink, undergraduate student, family and consumer sciences education
  • Michael Norris, program coordinator, health and human performance
  • John Schuh, distinguished professor and chair, educational leadership and policy studies

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Quick look

Michael Whiteford, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will lead the 15-member search committee for the first dean of Iowa State University's College of Human Sciences. During forums in February, the university community will be asked for input on the qualities of a leader for the new college. The committee hopes to schedule campus interviews for finalists in early May.