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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

3-3-06

Contacts:

Tom Hill, Vice President for Student Affairs, (515) 294-1909

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

ISU Dean of Students search to re-open

AMES, Iowa -- The Dean of Students post at Iowa State University will remain open for a few more months, Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Hill announced today.

Six finalists interviewed for the job in January following a national search. Hill said he was pleased with the quality of applicants and the search process, but emerging needs in the Student Affairs division are causing him to reassess what the Dean of Students job may entail in the future.

"A number of factors -- including our budget reallocation process -- came up at the same time the search was underway," Hill said. "These issues may impact the organizational structure of our Dean of Students Office, and I'm compelled to reexamine that structure before I appoint our next Dean of Students."

Hill said a new search will begin yet this semester.

"It wouldn't be fair to the candidates, the university or our students if we didn't start anew," Hill said. "If the duties and specifications of the position change somewhat, we want to be clear in what we are seeking. The search would need to reflect that."

Sharon McGuire, assistant dean of students who has served as the interim dean of students since July 1, will continue in that role. Hill said his goal is to appoint a new dean of students by the time fall semester begins in late August.

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