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Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has announced the first finalist for the next president of the University of Iowa.

Hari M. Osofsky
Hari M. Osofsky

Hari M. Osofsky, dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, will visit campus on April 12—13 to meet with faculty, staff, and students. Osofsky’s curriculum vitae and full interview schedule are available on the UI presidential search website and on the Board of Regents website.

Osofsky will participate in an open forum at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, a limited number of people will be allowed to attend in person. However, the forum will be live streamed on the UI presidential search website and the Board of Regents website.

Information about how to obtain a ticket to attend the open forum in person and how to ask a question of the candidate during the forum can be found on the UI presidential search website.

Osofsky is one of four finalists invited to participate in on-campus interviews. The name of each candidate will be announced at 8 a.m. the day before their interview begins on IowaNow, the presidential search website, and the Board of Regents website.

Members of campus and the community can share their feedback on the finalists via the presidential search website. Feedback for all candidates will be accepted through 5 p.m. Monday, April 26.

The Board of Regents plans to meet on April 29—30 at the UI to hear from the search committee and interview the finalists, with the selection of the next UI president made on April 30.

The Board of Regents is a group of nine citizen volunteers who govern the state’s three public universities and two special K-12 entities—the Iowa School for the Deaf and Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired—through policymaking, coordination and oversight.