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November 20, 1998

Seagrave is interim provost; search committee named

by Tracy Griffin, News Service intern

A search committee has been named and a national search for a new provost is under way.

Provost John Kozak announced last month he will leave the position Dec. 31 to return to teaching and research. Richard Seagrave, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, will serve as interim provost beginning Jan. 1, 1999.

George Kraus, professor and chair of chemistry, will chair the search committee. Other members of the committee are: Virginia Arthur, associate director, residence; Hector Avalos, associate professor, philosophy; Julia Badenhope, assistant professor, landscape architecture; Martha Behrens, secretary, Agriculture Information Service; James Bernard, professor, mechanical engineering; Diane Birt, professor and chair, food science and human nutrition; and J. Herman Blake, professor and chair, African American studies.

Also, Rob Bowers, patrol coordinator, public safety, and president, Professional and Scientific Council; Bryan Burkhardt, president, Government of the Student Body; George Covert, associate director, computation center; Jan Fryer, assistant professor, library; Laura Greiner, graduate student; Harley Moon, professor, Veterinary Medicine Research Institute; Paula Morrow, professor, industrial relations; Diana Pounds, manager, internal communications; Patrick Schnable, professor, agronomy; Joan Thompson, treasurer; Denise Vrchota, adjunct assistant professor, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, and president, Faculty Senate.

Applications and nominations for the provost position will be accepted until the position is filled.

"I am personally delighted and grateful that such a distinguished member of the university's faculty is willing to serve as interim provost," said President Martin Jischke in appointing Seagrave. "I am confident that Professor Seagrave will do an excellent job and the university will continue to progress as we search for a permanent provost."

Seagrave joined the ISU faculty in 1966. He has served as professor-in-charge of the biomedical engineering program, chair of the chemical engineering department and interim director of the Computation Center.

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