University of Iowa News Release
July 13, 2004
Skorton Names Search Committee For Vice President For Research
University of Iowa President David Skorton today (July 13) announced that Gregory Carmichael, (left) professor and associate dean for graduate programs and research in the College of Engineering, will chair a 20-member search committee for a new UI vice president for research.
"Greg Carmichael has a long and distinguished record of research, teaching and service at the University of Iowa, and I am grateful that he will lead a search of such critical importance to the university's ability to create new knowledge," Skorton said. "The vice president for research is responsible for overseeing an enterprise that annually attracts more than one-third of a billion dollars in external grants and contracts to the state of Iowa, ranking the University of Iowa among the nation's top public research universities."
The new vice president for research will succeed associate vice president for research Bill Decker, who has served on an interim basis since Skorton assumed the UI presidency March 1, 2003.
The search committee will develop a list of qualifications for the position, seek applications and nominations, review applicants, arrange for finalists to come to campus for interviews, provide evaluations of the finalists, and submit up to five names to Skorton, who will make the final decision, subject to approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Details of the committee's activities, including the position announcement, and additional information, can be found at the vice president for research search web site at www.uiowa.edu/~vpsearch.
In addition to Carmichael, members of the vice president for research search committee are as follows:
--Gail Bishop, College of Medicine Distinguished Professor of Microbiology
and Internal Medicine, and director, Immunology Graduate Program.
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