The field has been narrowed to three candidates to replace Robert Koob as president of the University of Northern Iowa. The co-chair of the campus search committee is Daniel Power, a professor of Information Systems in the U-N-I College of Business.
The three finalists are: Benjamin Allen, Iowa State University Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs, John Folkins, the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bowling Green State University, and Steven Lehmkule, the Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs with the University of Missouri system in Columbia.
Power says next month each of the finalists will visit the campus in Cedar Falls. He says members of the community can meet them and give their input. The campus committee and the search-and-screening advisory committee will put together one sheet on each candidate, listing comments that come from the campus community, the strengths concerns about each candidate. The board isn’t asking the committees for any rankings, just an opinion on each finalists.
The Iowa Board of Regents may announce a final selection in late April or early May. President Koob announced last fall that he plans to retire.