The State Board of Regents is expected to name a new president for Iowa State University on Tuesday. The two finalists for the job are Steve Leath, a vice president at the University of North Carolina and Kumble Subbaswamy, the provost at the University of Kentucky.
Both men held forums on campus last week where they talked about themselves and took questions from the public. The regents will get an introduction from each candidate Tuesday, beginning with Leath at 10:30.
Each candidate’s opening remarks will be followed by a one-hour closed session where the regents will discuss what they’ve seen and heard. The announcement of the new president is set to happen at four p-m. The new president will be the 15th at the university in Ames and he will replace Gregory Geoffroy, who is retiring.