Iowa State’s decision on president’s job comes Tuesday — UK provost 1 of 2 finalists



Iowa State University’s Board of Regents will make its decision Tuesday afternoon on its new president.

UK Provost Kumble Subbaswamy is one of two finalists.

Roger Underwood, co-chair of the search committee that recommended the two finals to the Board of Regents, said he thought the decision would be made around 3:30 p.m Central time.

Underwood said Subbaswamy has been received as an engaging leader, and that he “interviewed very well.” Subbaswamy has spoken highly of his relationship with UK and with Lexington, Underwood said.

Subbaswamy will address the Board at 12:30 p.m. Central time, then the Board will go into closed session, possibly until 4 p.m. Central time, before it announces the next president.

View a live stream of Subbaswamy’s presentation here.

The other finalist is Steven Leath, the vice president for research and sponsored programs for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He will present his statement to the Board at 10:30 a.m. Central time.

See more on the ISU presidential search from the Iowa State Daily.

Subbaswamy spoke at a forum at Iowa State on Thursday. Watch a video from the forum.