Search begins for new dean of students

Dean of Students Dione Somerville

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Dean of Students Dione Somerville

Frances Myers

The search has begun to find a new dean of students.

The former dean of students, Dione Somerville, left the position last June when she became vice president of student affairs at Bloomberg University of Pennsylvania.

Tom Hill, vice president for student affairs, has appointed a search committee. Spelman & Johnson Group, an academic research firm from Easthampton, Mass., has been hired to develop a candidate pool for the position. The positions have also been posted on the ISU employment website.

Members of the search committee are:

David Harris, senior associate director of athletics;

Dakota Hoben, senior in agricultural business and president of GSB;

David Holger, associate provost;

Japannah Kellogg, program coordinator of the Student Support Services Program;

Richard Reynolds, director of the Memorial Union;

Erica Smith, graduate in chemistry and president of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate;

Jerry Stewart, director of public safety;

Paris Tindrell, senior in marketing;

Rose Wilbanks, administrative specialist for the vice president of student affairs.

On-campus open forums are planned for the weeks of April 23 and April 30.