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May 18, 2001

Ag dean search recommences

Iowa State is launching a new search for the dean of the College of Agriculture. Stanley Johnson, vice provost for extension and Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, will chair the 18-member search committee.

"This is an important position of leadership for the university and the state. Attracting an excellent dean for the college is a high priority for me," said incoming president Gregory Geoffroy. "I want the College of Agriculture to be the best in the country in every way in which it is measured."

Other committee members are Bruce Babcock, professor of economics and director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development; Don Bietz, Distinguished Professor of animal science; Lorna Michael Butler, Henry A. Wallace chair for sustainable agriculture and professor of sociology; Susan Carpenter, professor of veterinary microbiology and preventative medicine; Stephanie Danner, student in agricultural education; and Rich Degner, executive director of the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

Also, Jill Euken, extension field specialist; Brent Halling, deputy secretary of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship; Stephen Howell, director of the Plant Sciences Institute; J. Michael Kelly, professor and chair of forestry; Don Latham, operations manager of Latham Seed Co.; Michael Lee, professor of agronomy; and Steve Rodmerel, associate dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Also, JaneAnn Stout, associate professor of art and design and associate dean of Family and Consumer Sciences; Udoyara Sunday Tim, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering; Laura Grapes, graduate assistant in animal science; and Alicia Carriquiry, professor of statistics and associate provost.

Nominations and applications should be submitted to Stanley Johnson, 107 Beardshear, or Questions can be addressed to Ruth Birch at

The committee will begin reviewing applications in August. The search will continue until the position is filled. Information on the search will posted at

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