Iowa State University

Richard Seagrave, Search Committee Chair, (515) 294-0518
Steve Jones, News Service, (515) 294-4778


AMES, Iowa -- Four Iowa State University faculty members are finalists for the position of faculty athletic representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The finalists for the three-year appointment are Jerry Hall, professor of mechanical engineering; Bill Hoefle, professor of veterinary clinical sciences; Barbara Licklider, associate professor of professional studies in education; and Dan Robinson, professor of higher education and department chair of professional studies in education.

Each finalist will make a 20-minute presentation at the ISU Athletic Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 1:10 to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union's Gold Room.

Norm Boyles, professor of professional studies in education and a 10-year veteran of the advisory slot, is retiring at the end of this academic year. ISU President Martin Jischke hopes to name Boyles' successor early in the spring semester.

ISU's faculty athletic representative to the NCAA represents the university at Big 12 Conference and NCAA meetings, advises Jischke on various athletic matters, and helps maintain the academic integrity of the athletic program and each student-athlete. The representative must certify the eligibility of student-athletes and investigate reports of rules violations.

Hall joined the ISU faculty in 1960 as an instructor. He has been a member of the ISU Athletic Council since 1991 and chaired the group in 1995-96. Hall earned a B.S. (1959) and an M.S. (1963) in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. (1967) in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering, all from ISU.

Hoefle joined the ISU faculty in 1970 after working as a veterinarian in a Florida veterinary hospital. He served on the ISU Athletic Council from 1981 to 1986. Hoefle earned a D.V.M. (1966) and an M.S. (1974) in veterinary clinical sciences from ISU.

Licklider came to the ISU faculty in 1990 after serving as an Iowa junior high school and senior high school teacher, coach and principal. She has a B.S. (1974) in zoology and an M.S. (1981) and a Ph.D. (1986) in educational administration, all from ISU.

Robinson has been with the ISU College of Education since 1985 after holding several student affairs positions at Iowa State. He was a member of the Athletic Council from 1988 to 1993 and was the council's president in 1992-93. Robinson earned three degrees from ISU: B.S. (1970) in physical education and sociology and M.S. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) in higher education administration and counseling psychology.