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Release: Nov. 30, 2000
Dentistry dean to head search committee for external relations vice presidency
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David C. Johnsen, dean of the University of Iowa College
of Dentistry, has been appointed chair of the search committee to fill the
position of vice president for external relations at the UI.
The position, formerly titled vice president for university relations, was
filled previously by Ann M. Rhodes who resigned last July. David J. Skorton,
vice president for research, has served as interim vice president for university
relations since Rhodes resigned.
"David Johnsen is respected throughout his profession and around the
state of Iowa. His experience and leadership will enable the search process
to go forward expeditiously," said UI President Mary Sue Coleman. "We
will conduct a nationwide search to ensure an outstanding pool of candidates
for this important position."
Other members of the search committee are Nancy Baker, UI librarian; Daniel
Berkowitz, associate professor of journalism and mass communication; Sue Buckley,
assistant director of Human Resources; Howard Collinson, director of the UI
Museum of Art; Larissa Faulkner, graduate student in mass communication; William
Hesson, associate director of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics;
Pat Kenner, program consultant with the Office of Finance and University Services
and president of the UI Staff Council; Vincent Nelson, director of the UI
Alumni Association; Audrey Qualls, associate professor with the Iowa Testing
Programs in the College of Education; Stephen Sanders, vice president, development
program with the UI Foundation; Donna Sorensen, adjunct assistant professor
of management and organizations in the Tippie College of Business; and Jude
West, professor of management and organizations in the Tippie College of Business.
The vice president for external relations will oversee the Office of University
Communications and Outreach, the Alumni Association, Health Science Relations,
and public radio stations WSUI and KSUI.