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May 3, 1996

Finalists named in vice provost for extension search

by Steve Jones
Four candidates for the position of vice provost for extension will visit campus this month. Each candidate also will travel to an Iowa town to visit with extension and community leaders.

The candidates are Carol Anderson, associate director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; David Foster, associate vice president for agriculture extension, University of Arkansas, Little Rock; Nolan Hartwig, interim vice provost for ISU extension; and Mylo Hellickson, director of the Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State University, Brookings.

The vice provost vacancy was created in June 1995, when Robert Anderson resigned to teach in the electrical and computer engineering department.

The vice provost for extension plays a major role in coordinating and administering the university's outreach effort, working closely with the provost, vice provost for research and the deans of the eight colleges to integrate that effort with teaching and research programs.

An open forum during each candidate's visit to an Iowa community will be televised on the Iowa Communications Network. Viewers may ask questions of each candidate from selected ICN sites across Iowa. The campus community can view the open forums from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the first two from147 Lagomarcino. A viewing room for the last two hasn't been set.

Open forums

  • May 7, Hellickson, from Mason City

  • May 10, Foster, from Ottumwa

  • May 17, Hartwig, from Cedar Rapids

  • May 24, Anderson, from Atlantic

    Anderson joined the Cornell faculty in 1980. In addition to her Cooperative Extension position, she is assistant dean of extension and outreach for the College of Human Ecology and an associate professor of human development and family studies. She also served on the child development faculty and was an extension human development specialist at Iowa State from 1969 to 1979.

    Anderson received the B.S. (1965) and the M.S. (1969) in family and consumer sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the Ph.D. (1976) in family and consumer sciences from Iowa State.

    Foster has been associate vice president for agriculture-extension at the University of Arkansas since 1990. He was head of Arkansas' entomology department from 1988 to 1989 and associate director of the Cooperative Extension Service from 1989 to 1990. Foster was a faculty member in the Iowa State entomology department from 1980 to 1988. He also has held faculty positions at the University of Idaho, Moscow; University of Kentucky, Lexington; and Texas Tech University, Lubbock.

    Foster earned the B.S. (1967) at Pittsburg State University, Kansas; and the M.S. (1969) and Ph.D. (1973) from the University of Idaho.

    Hartwig has been at Iowa State since 1983. He was professor-in-charge of extension veterinary medicine from 1983 to 1994 and interim director of extension to agriculture from 1994 to 1995. Prior to coming to Iowa State, he was an extension veterinarian and a faculty member in the veterinary preventive medicine department at Ohio State University, Columbus. He also has worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and operated his own veterinary medicine practice.

    Hartwig received the D.V.M. (1964) from Iowa State and the M.S. (1973) in veter-inary preventive medicine from Ohio State.

    Hellickson has held various faculty and administrative positions at South Dakota State University since 1969. He has been director of the Cooperative Extension Service since 1989. He was acting director of the Water Resources Institute from 1990 to 1994. Hellickson is on the agricultural engineering faculty at SDSU and was department head from 1982 to 1988.

    Hellickson earned the B.S. (1964) and the M.S. (1966) in agricultural engineering from North Dakota State University, Fargo, and the Ph.D. in engineering from the University of West Virginia, Morgantown.

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