David Oliver named interim VP of research, economic development

Iowa State University’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has announced that David Oliver, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), has been named interim vice president of research and economic development for Iowa State, effective January 1, 2013.

He will succeed Sharron Quisenberry, who recently announced her retirement.

Oliver joined the Iowa State faculty in 1996 as chair of botany (now part of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology). He was appointed associate dean for research in LAS in 2003, and served as interim LAS dean prior to the arrival of current dean Beate Schmittmann in 2012.

Read more on the Provost’s website: http://www.provost.iastate.edu/about/news/interim-vpred