June 13, 2003
FCS dean search begins
by Kevin Brown
The search for the next College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) dean
is under way. The 19-member committee is headed by Dr. Norman Cheville, dean
of the College of Veterinary Medicine and a Clarence Hartley Covault
Distinguished Professor in Veterinary Medicine.
The successful candidate will succeed Carol Meeks, who will step down June
30 after six years. Meeks will serve as director of ISU's Center for Family
Policy. Pam White, University Professor of food science and human nutrition,
earlier was named interim dean, effective July 1.
Cheville said the committee will begin reviewing applications Sept. 5.
Finalist candidates likely will visit campus in late October or early
November. The new dean is expected to be in place by July 1, 2004.
Besides Cheville, the search committee includes two other distinguished
professors: Don Beitz, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in
Agriculture, and Mary Littrell, Mary B. Welch Distinguished Professor in
Family and Consumer Sciences.
Other FCS committee members are Diane Birt, professor and chair of the
department of food science and human nutrition; JaneAnn Stout, associate
dean and director of Extension to Families; Lee Alekel, associate professor
of food science and human nutrition; Sedahlia Crase, professor of human
development and family studies; Dan Russell, professor of human development
and family studies; Aubrey Mendonca, assistant professor of food science and
human nutrition; Jean Parsons, assistant professor of textiles and clothing;
Lisa Enloe, practicum placement coordinator for human development and family
studies; Carolyn Clawson, graduate assistant in human development and family
studies; and Brian Wicks, undergraduate student.
Committee members from other areas of the university are Virginia Blackburn,
associate professor of management; Ramon Gonzalez, assistant professor of
chemical engineering and food science and human nutrition; Alicia
Carriquiry, associate provost; and Ruth Birch, secretary in the Provost
Committee members from the community at-large are Julie Rosin, curriculum
administrator for the Des Moines school district, and Bill Scott, general
manager of the Des Moines Marriott.
Information on the search is at
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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