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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 7, 2004

College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences Names New Advisory Board Members

Linda Maxson, dean of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has announced the appointment of three new members to the Dean's Advisory Board. All were appointed to three-year terms, starting with the board's annual meeting this week.

New members include: Laurel J. Harbour, a Kansas City attorney; Linda D. Newkirk, a Boston businesswoman; and Leonard R. Wanger, a Chicago securities analyst.

The CLAS Dean's Advisory Board is made up of 20 members who work with the dean to advance the college's mission and strategic goals. The board is charged with providing counsel on issues raised by the dean, undertaking projects to benefit the college, and assisting in making contacts with alumni and friends of the college, among other tasks. The board meets annually with the dean and other top administrators in the college.

Harbour earned a bachelor's degree in English and French in 1969, a master's degree in English in 1971, and a law degree in 1974. In her work with Kansas City firm Shook, Hardy, and Bacon LLP, she focuses on the defense of complex litigation claims for Fortune 500 clients in both domestic and international courts.

Newkirk earned a bachelor's degree in science education in 1974 and a master of business administration in 1979. She is vice president, regional representative for Eaton Vance Distributors Inc., an assets management company headquartered in Boston, where she has worked for 11 years. She has worked in financial services since 1981, starting at the Chicago branch of Securities Corporation of Iowa.

Wanger earned a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1987. He is a securities analyst with William Harris Investors in Chicago, where he works with public and private technology companies. He acts as a director and advisor to several small technology companies as well as being a director of the Acorn Foundation.

Established in 1900, the CLAS is the largest of the UI's 11 colleges, with an enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduates and 2,250 graduate students. The college seeks to advance scholarly and creative endeavor through leading-edge research and artistic production; to use this research and creativity to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, health care, and other services provided to the people of Iowa, the nation, and the world; and to conduct these activities in a culturally diverse, humane, technologically advanced and increasingly global environment.

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