The finalists in the search for a new president at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls should be known by November.
Katie Mulholland gave fellow Board of Regents members an update at their meeting this week. “I’m pleased to report that we have over 40 applications for the position. It’s very, very exciting,” Mulholland says. The search committee will weed through the applicants later this month.
She says they will meet on October 26th and review the applications and try to identify 6 or 7 candidates to be interviewed at an off-site location. Those candidates will be interviewed by the Regents at the off-site location on November 11th and 12th.
“The search and screen committee will then recommend three to four candidates to come and visit campus. And at that time they will have a series of meetings and opportunities to get to know faculty and staff,” according to Mulholland. The final decision could be made in December.
“Those candidates when they come — and that will be November 30th, December 1st and 2nd and third if needed — those will be the candidates identified as finalists that the board of Regents will interview on December 6th, ” according to Mulholland. The regents are looking to replace Bill Rudd, who left the Cedar Falls campus in July to become the new president of Marietta College in Ohio.