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AMES, Iowa -- Another finalist has been named in the search for a vice provost for extension at Iowa State University. Stan Johnson, director of Iowa State's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, is the fifth candidate to interview for the position. Four other candidates were interviewed in May.

Johnson will participate in an open forum which will be held in Waterloo and televised to the Iowa State community via the Iowa Communications Network. The forum will be Wednesday, July 24, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Those in Waterloo can attend the forum at Hawkeye Community College. The campus community in Ames can participate in the forum from the Brenton Center in Curtiss Hall. Others outside Ames should contact local extension offices for viewing sites.

In addition to the general open forum, Johnson will discuss diversity issues in a July 23 forum, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., in 210 Beardshear.

A professor of economics, Johnson has directed the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development since 1985. He also has served since 1984 as executive director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, an ISU-University of Missouri collaboration to conduct research on the economic inter-relationships of the domestic and foreign food and agricultural industries. Since 1989, Johnson has chaired the Institute for Policy Reform, a policy research institute headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Johnson is an academician in the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a lifetime honor that is held by only a few non-Russians.

Prior to joining Iowa State, Johnson was an economics professor at the University of Missouri and the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He also held visiting appointments at several other universities. Johnson received the B.A. from Western Illinois University, Macomb, in 1961, the M.S. from Texas Technological College, Lubbock, in 1962 and the Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1966. All degrees were in agricultural economics.


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