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University of Iowa News Release

June 9, 2005

Notre Dame VP Is First UI General Counsel Candidate Interview

William P. Hoye, associate vice president and general counsel of the University of Notre Dame, will be the first candidate interviewed to become the University of Iowa's new general counsel. Hoye will be interviewed June 9 and 10.

Hoye has been in his current position at Notre Dame since 1995, and taught at the Notre Dame law school since 1993. Before that he practiced at law firms in Des Moines and Minneapolis. Hoye received his B.A. from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., his law degree from Drake University in Des Moines and a Master's in Laws degree from Notre Dame.

The new general counsel will oversee a staff of five attorneys that provide legal services on issues facing the University of Iowa, its colleges and departments. The office also helps develop policies, practices, and procedures that reduce the risk of legal problems, and provide legal counsel, representation, interpretation and analysis on a broad array of issues.

The new general counsel will replace Mark Schantz, who is stepping down from the position on June 30. Schantz was appointed general counsel in 1992 by then-President Hunter R. Rawlings, after serving a period on an interim basis. He will rejoin the faculty of the UI College of Law.

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