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John Kozak, Provost, (515) 294-0070
James Melsa, Search Committee Chair, (515) 294-5935
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720


AMES, Iowa -- Campus visits have been scheduled this month for three finalists in the search for a new dean for the College of Education.

The finalists are Sandra Bowman Damico, professor and director of the Division of Educational Studies, Emory University, Atlanta; Walter Gmelch, interim dean of the College of Education, Washington State University, Pullman; and Les Sternberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Damico will be on campus Thursday and Friday, Jan. 15-16; Gmelch will visit Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 26-27; and Sternberg will visit Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29-30.

A fourth previously announced finalist, Paula Short from the University of Missouri, Columbia, has withdrawn from the search.

Each candidate will discuss "a vision for colleges of education at land-grant universities" and respond to questions at an open forum and reception. They also will take part in a diversity discussion that is open to the campus community.

Candidates also will meet with faculty in each department within the college, university administrators and graduate and undergraduate students.

Following is a schedule of open events:


Thursday, Jan. 15

Friday, Jan. 16


Monday, Jan. 26

Tuesday, Jan. 27


Thursday, Jan. 29

Friday, Jan. 30


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