Four finalists will visit campus over the next three weeks to interview for the presidency. These visits will include an open forum.

Due to COVID social distancing requirements, a limited number of people will be allowed to attend the open forums in person. Each forum will be livestreamed via YouTube on this site and the Board of Regents website. 

Interview dates

Candidate 1: April 12-13
Candidate 2: April 15-16

Candidate 3: April 19-20

Candidate 4: April 22-23

The name of each candidate will be announced at 8 a.m. the day before their interview. Announcements can be found on IowaNow, this site, and the Board of Regents website.

Full visit schedule

Day 1 time Event
7:15 a.m. Vice President for Medical Affairs
8 a.m. UI Health Care executive leadership
9 a.m. Intercollegiate Athletics leadership
10 a.m. President's Cabinet
11 a.m. Council of Deans
12:30 p.m. UI Center for Advancement leadership
1:30 p.m. Campus tour
3:30 p.m. Public forum
Day 2 time Event
7:15 a.m. Executive Vice President and Provost
8 a.m.  Vice President for Research Leadership
9 a.m.  UI Faculty Senate/Council
10 a.m.  University Student Government and
Graduate/Professional Student Government leadership
11 a.m. UI Staff Council, AFSCME, and SEIU leadership
12:45 p.m. Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Diversity Council leadership
1:45 p.m. Division of Student Life leadership
2:45 p.m. Finance and university budget leadership
3:45 p.m. President's Office staff
4:15 p.m. Executive director, Board of Regents


Finalist candidates

Hari M. Osofsky photo

Hari M. Osofsky

Dean of Penn State Law and the Penn State School of International Affairs

Barbara Wilson portrait

Barbara J. Wilson

Executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs for the University of Illinois System

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Candidate 3

To be announced April 18

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Candidate 4

To be announced April 21

How to attend an open forum

Due to COVID-19 protocols, a limited number of tickets will be available for faculty, staff, students, and community members to attend the open forums in person. Forty people will be admitted to the in-person event, and eight tickets will be distributed to members of each of these groups:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Community members

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from the Welcome Center inside the Iowa Memorial Union starting at 8 a.m. on the day of the candidate’s open forum. Any tickets remaining at 1 p.m. on the day of the candidate’s open forum will be available to anyone. Only one ticket will be given to the person requesting it.

The ticket will include information on the location of the in-person forum. Audience members will be seated 6 feet apart and will be required to wear a face mask.

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Watch Livestream

The public forums will be available via livestream for all members of community.

Submit a question for the candidates

Open forum viewers, whether attending in-person or virtually, can submit a question for the candidates during the forum. When you join the live stream, a link for submitting a question will be displayed on the screen. You can visit the link and submit your question in real time. The question queue will be monitored throughout each forum and questions will be asked by the moderator(s) in the room. 

If you are participating in the open forums in person, you will have the opportunity to submit a question by filling out a card that will be collected and asked by the moderator(s) in the room.

Due to time limitations, it may not be possible to ask all questions that are submitted. Questions will only be accepted during the open forum. 

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