Nov. 3, 2011

Search for next Business dean is under way

Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman has appointed the remaining members of the search committee that will find a successor to Business dean Labh Hira. Hira expects to step down as dean on June 30, 2012.

Last month, Hoffman announced that dean of Human Sciences Pam White and associate provost for academic personnel and chief diversity officer Dawn Bratsch-Prince will co-chair the search committee. The group will begin its work this month; its timeline anticipates a new dean will be named by the end of spring semester and on the job no later than July 2012.

An open forum has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9 (2-3 p.m., 3164 Gerdin). Faculty, staff and students are invited to share their suggestions for attributes to be sought in the new dean with committee members.

Nominations for the Business dean post may be submitted to co-chairs White and Bratsch-Prince.

The 15-member Business dean search committee includes:

  • Co-chair Pam White, dean of the College of Human Sciences
  • Co-chair Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate provost for academic personnel and chief diversity officer
  • Diana Armendariz, graduate student in business administration and president of the MBA Association
  • Jennifer Blackhurst, associate professor of supply chain management
  • Steve Carter, director of the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Arnold Cowan, Wells Fargo Professor in Finance
  • Pol Herrmann, John and Deborah Ganoe Professor in Business and associate professor of management
  • Qing Hu, Union Pacific Professor in Information Systems and chair of the supply chain and information systems department
  • Helen Jensen, professor of economics
  • Kelsie Kahnk, senior in marketing and president of the Business Council
  • David Kingland, president and chief executive officer of Kingland Systems Corp., Clear Lake
  • Sekar Raju, assistant professor of marketing
  • Sue Ravenscroft, Roger P. Murphy Professor of Accounting
  • Jane Sturgeon, chief executive officer of Barr-Nunn Transportation Inc., Granger
  • Kathy Wieland, director of the College of Business career services