April 21, 2011

Share your ideas on presidential qualities with the regents April 27

Members of the Iowa State community and public are invited to share their ideas on what qualities they'd like to see in Iowa State's next president during an April 27 open forum. The Iowa State Board of Regents, on campus for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, will host the forum from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in room 275 of the Scheman Building.

Regents president David Miles said the board seeks input on the leadership priorities and desired qualities of the next ISU president. It's important to hear from students, faculty, staff and others with an interest in Iowa State during the early stages of the search, Miles added.

Forum signup encouraged

Those who intend to speak at the forum are encouraged to sign up in advance by sending an email with name and affiliation (faculty, staff, student, other) to forumsignup@iastate.edu. Speakers are asked to limit comments to 3 to 5 minutes.

Another option for providing comments on desired qualities of the next president is an online feedback form. Read comments others have made or provide your own at www.presidentsearch.iastate.edu/qualities.

The regents are expected to begin organizing the search process during their meeting Thursday, April 28. The regents already issued a request for proposal for consulting services on the search, and Miles said some firms will be invited to make presentations to the board. The board expects to approve the formal search process at its June 8 meeting.

In late March, President Gregory Geoffroy announced his plans to step down no later than July 31, 2012. He will continue as president until a successor is named.