College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Wickert comments on the progress of the LAS dean search

The future president of Iowa State and the future dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are expected to fulfill expectations and deliver excellence both in leadership and academics. The university’s prospective leaders hail from both coasts, and some from Big Ten and other Big 12 schools, in hopes of being a Cyclone.

The committee in search of the dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is actively searching. Last spring, it participated in two open forums in which faculty, staff, students and alumni were present to provide goals and issues to address and the characteristics they hoped to see in the future dean. After advertising in online and print media, nominations and applications came flooding in. Out of 35 nominations, 25 applications were sent in to Iowa State.

“The dean is responsible for recruiting, retaining, and advancing,” said Jonathan Wickert, dean of the College of Engineering. “[The dean] has to understand that the strength of the college comes from all aspects and programs. It is imperative that the future dean brings together and builds up the diverse programs.”

Read the full article published on the Iowa State Daily website.