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SUCCESSOR: Taking over for Wendy Wintersteen on Nov. 20, Joe Colletti was named interim dean of the ISU College of Ag. Now the search is on to find a permanent replacement.

ISU launches search for new ag dean

Iowa State University is looking for the next dean at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Iowa State University has launched the search for the endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station.

The successful candidate will succeed Wendy Wintersteen, who became the university’s 16th president in November. Joe Colletti will continue to serve in the interim roles until the search process concludes.

“This important and high-profile appointment is critical not only for the success of the university, but also for Iowa’s agriculture and biosciences economy,” says Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert. “We expect to recruit a leader who will continue to grow the college and build upon the accomplishments of President Wintersteen during the last 11 years.”

The search process will begin with the nomination of high-quality candidates, followed by a review of applications, and interviews of semifinalist and finalist candidates. The search firm of Buffkin/Baker has been retained to assist the committee throughout the process.

David Spalding, Raisbeck endowed dean of the Ivy College of Business, and Guru Rao, associate vice president for research, will co-chair the search committee. Other members of the search committee are:
Gwyn Beattie, professor, plant pathology and microbiology
 Jamie Benning, program manager, ISU Extension water quality
 Steve Berger, Practical Farmers of Iowa
 Theressa Cooper, adjunct assistant professor and assistant dean for diversity
 Doug Gronau, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture board of directors
 Virginia Hanson, ag education and studies
 Gregg Hora, Iowa Pork Producers Association
 Steve Johnson, ISU Extension field specialist
 Cathy Kling, professor in ag economics, and director of the Center for Ag and Rural Development
 Edan Lambert, undergraduate student, animal science
 Ajay Nair, associate professor, horticulture
 Dan Nettleton, distinguished professor, statistics
 Mark Recker, Iowa Corn Growers Association
 Skyler Rinker, graduate student, ag education and studies
 Max Rothschild, professor of animal science
 Beate Schmittmann, dean of liberal arts and sciences
 Suzanne Shirbroun, Iowa Soybean Association
 Blair Van Zetten, Oskaloosa Food Products Corp.

 Source: Iowa State University

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