Aug. 26, 2010

Search begins for next vice president for Extension and Outreach

The search is under way for the next vice president for Extension and Outreach. Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman recently identified a 22-member search committee.

The committee will seek a successor to Jack Payne who left the position to join the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he is senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources and directs the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean Wendy Wintersteen and associate provost David Holger will co-chair the search committee.

Final candidates likely will visit campus in late 2010 or early in 2011, and the position is expected to be filled by June 30, 2011. Nominations for the post may be submitted to

Members of the committee are:

  • Wendy Wintersteen, dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • David Holger, associate provost for academic programs and dean, Graduate College
  • Jane Borst, bureau chief, Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Nancy Franz, associate dean, Extension
  • Patrick Halbur, professor and chair, vet diagnostic and production animal medicine
  • Jane Haliburton, Story County supervisor
  • Susan Henderson, regional director, Extension
  • Himar Hernandez, field specialist, Extension
  • Steven Jacobs, Iowa Farm Bureau Insurance; member, Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Brian Kemp, board of directors, Iowa Soybean Association
  • Craig Hill, vice president, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
  • Terry Maloy, president, Iowa Association of County Extension Councils
  • Micheal Owen, professor and associate chair, agronomy; president, Faculty Senate
  • Mike Ralston, president, Iowa Association of Business and Industry
  • Mark Reisinger, CEO, Agribusiness Association of Iowa; member, Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Luis Rico-Gutierrez, dean, College of Design
  • Caroll Schreiber, council member, Iowa Association of County Extension Councils
  • Mark Settle, director of communications and external relations, Extension
  • Jon Sukup, junior, agricultural and biosystems engineering major
  • Bill Tomlinson, board president, Iowa 4-H Foundation; production director, Pioneer Hi-Bred
  • Ruth Wilcox, account manager, Center for Industrial Research and Service
  • Penni Bryant, executive vice president and provost office (staff support to the committee)