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Release: Jan. 3, 2003


TO: Media Representatives

FROM: Gregory S. Nichols, Executive Director

SUBJECT: Board of Regents Meeting

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4 and 5, at the Four Points Sheraton Airport Hotel, 1810 Army Post Rd., Des Moines, Iowa, for the purpose of interviewing finalists for the position of president of the University of Iowa.

The board will meet in executive (closed) session on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 3 p.m., pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i), to evaluate the professional competency of the finalists as provided by law. The board will remain in executive session until approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5. The board will reconvene in open session at that time.

The finalists for president of the University of Iowa are:

  • Gretchen M. Bataille, senior vice president for academic affairs, University of North Carolina
  • Rodney A. Erickson, executive vice president and provost, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Richard H. Herman, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Edward J. Ray, executive vice president and provost, The Ohio State University
  • David J. Skorton, vice president for research and external relations, University of Iowa
  • Gregory H. Williams, president, The City College of New York