U. of Iowa makes jobs of three interim vice presidents permanent
The Daily Iowan
October 21, 2010
Three University of Iowa administrators will likely shed the word “interim” from their titles after next week’s state Board of Regents meeting.
Carroll Reasoner will continue to serve as vice president for Legal Affairs and general counsel, Tom Rocklin as vice president for Student Services, and Jordan Cohen as the vice president for Research and Economic Development. All three will move into the positions permanently after serving as interims for at least two years.
In an e-mail to the UI community Wednesday, President Sally Mason said the vice presidents are doing “exemplary jobs and have kept the university’s momentum going, even as we have faced some of our greatest challenges in the past two years.”
UI spokesman Tom Moore said Mason promoted all three at once so she could present them to the regents concurrently. The appointments are still pending regent approval, which Regent Robert Downer expects to go smoothly.
“I expect it will be received enthusiastically,” he said. “I think very highly of these three individuals.”
Moore said searches for vice presidents can be conducted nationally — such as this year’s search for and then appointment of Tysen Kendig, the vice president for Strategic Communication — but the scope of the search depends on the circumstances.
Although the three new permanent vice presidents didn’t expect to be interims for so long, all said they are enthusiastic to make the positions permanent.