The Daily Iowan

Presidential search cost $300K

Back to Article
Back to Article

Presidential search cost $300K


Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The search for a new president at the University of Iowa is complete, and the costs are still rolling in.

The cost of the search for someone to succeed Sally Mason as UI president sits at slightly more than $308,000, with around $200,000 in consulting services to the Parker Executive Search firm.

The rest of the fees came from travel, food and beverages, motor-vehicle rentals, publication costs, services provided by the UI, and more.

“It was more than the two previous searches at Iowa State and UNI,” said Josh Lehman, senior communications director for the Board of Regents. “Each of the institutions are different, though; all three — UI, UNI, and ISU — differ in size and mission.”

The regents contracted with Parker for over twice as much as the searches at ISU and UNI.

“The Board of Regents was very happy with Parker’s work on the previous two presidential searches and selected Parker to assist the board with this search as well,” Lehman said. “The search process and the demands for each of those searches are unique so the costs are different.”

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 12.27.21 AM

 “This search is also a few years later, so expenses, working conditions, available candidates differ,” Lehman said. “All of these factors impact the cost of the search.”

Even with the project being budgeted for, the cost could potentially go up even more.

“There could be more proceeds sent in; we don’t know for sure,” Lehman said. “We’ll see that going forward.”

— by Alex Kramer

Comments

comments

Navigate Left
  • Presidential search cost $300K

    News

    Iowa City prepares for 2020 census by forming Complete Count Committee

  • Presidential search cost $300K

    Johnson County

    CommUnity holds diaper drive

  • Presidential search cost $300K

    Crime/Courts

    Blotter: April 22

  • Presidential search cost $300K

    Featured

    Iowa City businesswoman first to file candidacy for Dave Loebsack’s seat in Congress

  • Presidential search cost $300K

    Campus

    Students and community members celebrate Native American culture at the 25th UI Powwow

  • Presidential search cost $300K

    Latest News

    Who’s considering a 2020 run for Dave Loebsack’s seat in Congress?

  • Presidential search cost $300K

    Latest News

    Library offers summer reading program in 6 languages to increase accessibility

  • Presidential search cost $300K

    Campus

    New certificate allows students to explore careers in nonprofit work

  • Presidential search cost $300K

    Campus

    After 10 years of waiting, UI Center for Diversity & Enrichment nears move-in to new office space

  • Presidential search cost $300K

    Campus

    Iowa regents’ report shows slight increase in nontenure-track faculty

Navigate Right