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February 19, 1999

Search opens for Ag dean

by Diana Pounds

A newly appointed committee will begin the search for Iowa State's next dean of the College of Agriculture in early March. Interim provost Richard Seagrave has named 19 members to the search committee.

Led by professor of veterinary pathology Harley Moon, the committee will seek a successor to Dean David Topel, who has announced he will step down as dean later this year. Topel will remain on the faculty in the animal science department.

The search committee includes two deans, 12 other faculty, an area director of extension, two students and two Iowa business people. Joining Moon are Charlotte Bronson, plant pathology; Paul Brown, extension; Joe Colletti, forestry; Michael Duffy, economics; Walter Fehr, agronomy; Connie Greig, Greig and Co., Estherville; Erik Heggen, senior in agricultural business; Dean Isaacson, statistics; Susan Lamont, animal science; Don Latham, Latham Seed Co., Alexander; Donald Lewis, entomology; Carol Meeks, College of Family and Consumer Sciences; James Melsa, College of Engineering; Deland Myers, food science and human nutrition; Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology; Gail Nonnecke, horticulture; Carol Pilcher, graduate student, agricultural education and studies; and Thomas Richard, agriculture and biosystems engineering.

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