Monday, January 13, 2020

The finalists for the University of Iowa’s vice president for student life will participate in open forums during the first two weeks of February.

All forums will take place in the Iowa Theatre (room 166) of the Iowa Memorial Union. The dates and times of the open forums are as follows:

  • 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3
  • 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4
  • 1:45 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10
  • 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11

The name of each candidate will be announced 24 hours before their forum time. At that time, the candidate’s résumé will be made available on the vice president for student life search website.

President Bruce Harreld named Laura McLeran, senior advisor to the president and associate vice president for external relations, the interim vice president for student life starting Jan. 1. McLeran began serving when former Vice President for Student Life Melissa Shivers left the UI to become vice president for student life at The Ohio State University.

Harreld announced in October 2019 that the university would select an internal candidate for the post, and nominations were sought starting in November 2019.

Harreld will make the final selection. McLeran will serve as interim until a permanent replacement is named.