The co-chair of a search committee at the University of Iowa says a new athletic director could be hired before a replacement is found for outgoing president David Skorton. Charles Lynch is a professor of epidemiology and is heading up the search to replace Bob Bowlsby, who is leaving to become the AD at Stanford. Lynch says they’ll start the search and see how the candidates feel about the situation.
Lynch says if the lack of a president limits the pool of candidates the AD search could be delayed. He says Bowlsby served 15 years under several presidents so Lynch says they can tell the new A.D. there will be a president in place eventually.
Lynch says the first job for the search committee will be to sift through a pool of candidates. He says they also have to contact people and get people interested and then start the whole process of taking applications and narrowing them down.
U-of-I interim president Gary Fethke says he would like to have a new A.D. named before Bowlsby leaves in August.