Search committee

A 21-person presidential search committee will partner with a national search firm to identify finalists for the next president of Iowa State.

Co-chaired by Dan Houston, president and CEO of Principal Financial Group, and Luis Rico-Gutierrez, dean of the College of Design, the committee includes eight faculty members, two students, one staff member and representatives from the alumni association, ISU Foundation and Ames community. Regents Patty Cownie, Sherry Bates, Milt Dakovich and Nancy Boettger also will serve on the committee, with board staff members Rachel Boon (interim chief academic officer) and Mark Braun (chief operating officer) serving in ex-officio roles.

 

Dan Houston (co-chair)

President and CEO, Principal Financial Group

Luis Rico-Gutierrez (co-chair)

Dean, College of Design

Sherry Bates

Regent

Monic P. Behnken

Associate professor, sociology

Jessica Bell

President, Professional and Scientific Council

Nancy Boettger

Regent

Patty Cownie

Regent

Milt Dakovich

Regent

Tim Day

President, Faculty Senate

Ann Marie Fiore

University Professor, apparel, events and hospitality management

Steven Freeman

University Professor, agricultural and biosystems engineering

Tom Hill

Retired senior policy adviser

Ric Jurgens

Retired chairman, CEO and president, Hy-Vee

Vivek Lawana

President, Graduate and Professional Student Senate

Thea Oberlander

Retired alum, College of Business

Brent Shanks

Professor, chemical and biological engineering

Charles (Brad) Shrader

Morrill Professor, management

Gary Streit

Attorney

Jessica Ward

Assistant professor, veterinary clinical sciences

Cody West

President, Student Government

Steve Zumbach

Attorney

Rachel Boon (ex-officio)

Interim chief academic officer, Board of Regents

Mark Braun (ex-officio)

Chief operating officer, Board of Regents