Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Iowa Board of Regents has named the 21 members of the University of Iowa Presidential Search and Screen Committee.  The committee is charged with identifying candidates for Board consideration, in conjunction with the search consultant, Parker Executive Search, to serve as the next president of the University of Iowa. 

For more information, visit the Presidential Search website.

The committee is chaired by Jean Robillard, UI vice president for medical affairs, who has expressed his appreciation with the committee membership.  “These are excellent choices, and I look forward to working with them as we conduct a transparent and inclusive search,” says Robillard.

The largest representation on the committee is from university faculty, with 9 members. 

Jean Robillard, Vice President for Medical Affairs, Chair

3 -- Members of the Board of Regents

  • Bruce Rastetter, president, Iowa Board of Regents
  • Katie S. Mulholland, president pro tem, Iowa Board of Regents
  • Milt Dakovich, member, Iowa Board of Regents

Dean of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business or designee

  • Sarah Fisher Gardial, dean

7 -- Representatives of the University of Iowa Faculty Senate – President and President-Elect and five members of the faculty

  • Alexandra Thomas, clinical associate professor of Internal Medicine and president of UI Faculty Senate
  • Christina Bohannan, professor and Lauridsen Family Fellow in Law and vice president of UI Faculty Senate
  • Meenakshi Gigi Durham, professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Collegiate Scholar
  • Lena Hill, associate professor of English
  • Dorothy Johnson, Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History
  • Aliasger K. Salem, professor of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics
  • Larry J. Weber, Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics

University of Iowa Staff Council President or designee

  • Chuck Wieland, operations administrator, School of Social Work and president of UI Staff Council

University of Iowa Student Government President or designee

  • Patrick Bartoski, president, UI Student Government and a UI junior, majoring in finance and accounting

University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government representative

  • Alyssa Billmeyer, College of Pharmacy student and president of Graduate and Professional Student Government

2 -- Representatives of the University of Iowa Foundation

  • Catherine A. Zaharis, chair, UI Foundation Board of Directors
  • Jerre L. Stead, co-chair of Iowa First: Our Campaign for Breakthrough Medicine

2 -- Representatives of the University of Iowa Alumni Association

  • Jeff Courter, (West Des Moines) attorney with Nyemaster Goode and Chairperson, UI Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Peter Jeffries, (Clive) National Engagements director of AARP and former chairperson, UI Alumni Association Board of Directors

2-- Members of the Public appointed by the Board of Regents

  • Mary Kramer, (Clive) former Iowa State Senator and U.S ambassador
  • Dr. Larry Beaty, (West Des Moines), graduate UI College of Medicine

21 –voting members

Ex-Officio –

  • Bob Donley, executive director, Board of Regents
  • Diana Gonzalez, chief academic officer, Board of Regents
  • Peter Matthes, interim chief of staff and vice president for external affairs, UI Office of the President