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Inside Iowa State
Jan. 9, 1998

Comp center director search opens

by Diana Pounds

The search is under way for a new director for academic information technology. The director reports to the provost and oversees a full-time professional staff of 65 at the Computation Center, which is the intellectual, instructional, service and networking "center" for academic computing and information technologies.

The search committee, led by Bruce Harmon, deputy director of Ames Laboratory, is seeking nominations and applications for the position. Both may be sent to the Search Committee, Provost Office, 107 Beardshear. Nominations also can be e- mailed to

Information for potential applicants for the position is available on the Web at

Application materials will be reviewed beginning Feb. 15, until the position is filled, Harmon said.

The committee hopes that a new director will be named by the end of spring semester.

The new director will succeed George Strawn, who has been on leave from Iowa State since 1995,while serving with the National Science Foundation. Strawn is director of NSF's Division of Networking and Communication Research and Infrastructure.

Jim Bernard, professor of mechanical engineering, served as interim director through August 1997, when Philip Spike, professor of animal science, took over the interim position.

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