Senior Vice President and Provost

Finalists' Information

Jason M. Keith, campus visit: April 22-23

Eric Barker, campus visit: April 17-18

Elizabeth A. Wentz, campus visit: April 15-16


The schedule for campus visits has been revised. No candidates will visit the week of April 8.

Four finalists will interview on campus on these dates:

  • Candidate 1, April 15-16
  • Candidate 2, April 17-18
  • Candidate 3, April 22-23
  • Candidate 4, April 29-30

The name and curriculum vitae for each finalist will be shared here the day preceding their visit.

Campus forums

Each candidate will meet with members of the university community during their two-day visit and participate in a campus forum at 3 p.m. on the first day. The forum schedule is as follows: 

  • Candidate 1, April 15, Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall
  • Candidate 2, April 17, Sun Room, Memorial Union
  • Candidate 3, April 22, Sun Room, Memorial Union
  • Candidate 4, April 29, Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

For those who cannot attend in person, the forums will be recorded and made available on this page after all the finalist visits are completed.

Candidate Feedback

Everyone participating in a campus forum is encouraged to complete the online candidate feedback form for that candidate.

Search committee


  • David Spalding, Vice President for Economic Development and Industry Relations; Dean, Ivy College of Business; and Professor, Finance

Committee members

  • Sarah Bennett-George, Teaching Professor, Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management, College of Human Sciences; and President, Faculty Senate
  • Sarah Bentil, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Christine Cain, President, Graduate and Professional Student Senate
  • Jonathan Fox, Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences
  • Michael Golemo, University Professor, Music and Theatre, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Dermot Hayes, Distinguished Professor, Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Jennifer Holliday, President, Student Government
  • Thomas Holme, Morrill Professor, Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Kimber, Department Chair and Professor, Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Sophia Magill, Senior Advisor to the President
  • Surya Mallapragada, Associate Vice President for Research; Distinguished Professor, Engineering; and Scientist, Ames National Laboratory
  • Seda McKilligan, Senior Associate Dean, College of Design; and Professor, Industrial Design
  • Paul Sanchez-Ruiz, Assistant Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship, Ivy College of Business
  • Patrick Wall, Area Beef Field Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach; and President, Professional and Scientific Council
  • Charles Yier, Librarian, Research and Instruction Services, University Library
  • Toyia Younger, Senior Vice President of Student Affairs; and Associate Graduate Faculty Member, School of Education
  • Qijing Zhang, Distinguished Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine

Monica Sasse, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Ivy College of Business, is providing committee support.

Search Firm: Parker Executive Search

Position Description and Candidate Nominations 


Senior Vice President for Operations and Finance

Search Committee


  • Jason Henderson, vice president for extension and outreach

Committee Members

  • Rachel Boenigk, senior manager, budget and finance
  • Peter Dorhout, vice president for research
  • Jason Follett, academic advisor, software engineering; and president-elect, Professional and Scientific Council
  • Emma Mallarino Houghton, director of compensation and talent acquisition, University Human Resources
  • Rahul Parsa, teaching professor, finance; and president-elect, Faculty Senate
  • Adam Schwartz, director, Ames National Laboratory

Erica Baker, executive assistant to the vice president for extension and outreach, is providing administrative support

Position Description and Search Firm

Position Description

Search Firm: Academic Search