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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Dec. 6, 2002
First presidential candidates scheduled to visit campus Dec. 11 and 16
The first two candidates for University of Iowa president are tentatively
scheduled to make visits to campus on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and on Monday, Dec.
16, according to Jonathan Carlson, UI law professor and chair of the Presidential
Search and Screen Advisory Committee. The dates of other candidate visits
will be announced as they become known, Carlson said.
Candidates will be publicly identified the day before their visit, Carlson
said. While on campus, each candidate will participate in a public symposium
on "The Future of Public Higher Education." Each symposium will
be at 4 p.m. on the day of the candidate's visit. Location of the symposium
will be announced when the candidate is identified.
In addition, each candidate will meet with various groups, including student,
faculty, staff and administrative leaders.
The presidential search and screen advisory committee has been asked by
the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to recommend four finalists for consideration
by the Regents. The Regents will make the final decision on the appointment
of the new president.
The search for a new University of Iowa president began when former President
Mary Sue Coleman announced that she would step down on Aug. 1 to become president
at the University of Michigan. In the meantime, Willard L. "Sandy"
Boyd, a professor of law and former university president, has been serving
as interim president.