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BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 26, 2015 5:00 AM

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Members of full search committee named

The state Board of Regents released the names of members of the University of Iowa Presidential Search and Screen Committee. The 21-member committee and Parker Executive Search, a search consultant group, will identify candidates for the next university president to the regents for their review.

UI faculty make up the largest group on the panel. Jean Robillard, the UI vice president for Medical Affairs, is the head of the committee.

Jean Robillard, vice president for Medical Affairs
Bruce Rastetter, regent president
Katie Mullholland, regent president pro tem
Milt Dakovich, regent
Sarah Gardial, dean of the UI Tippie College of Business
Alexandra Thomas, president of the UI Faculty Senate
Christina Bohannan, president-elect of the UI Faculty Senate
Gigi Durham, professor of journalism
Lena Hill, associate professor of English and African-American Studies
Dorothy Johnson, Carver Professor of art history
Aliasger Salem, professor of pharmaceutics and translational therapeutics
Larry Weber, professor of civil and environmental engineering
Catherine Zaharis, UI Foundation
Jerre Stead, UI Foundation
Jeff Courter, UI Alumni Association
Peter Jeffries, UI Alumni Association
Chuck Wieland, president of the UI Staff Council
Patrick Bartoski, president of the UI Student Government
Alyssa Billmeyer, president of the UI Graduate and Professional Student Government
Mary Kramer, public member
Larry Beaty, public member

Non-voting members include:
Robert Donley, regents’ executive director
Diana Gonzalez, regents’ chief academic officer
Peter Matthes, staff to the committee

— by Carly Matthew

Woman faces drug charge

Authorities have accused a Central City woman of possession of methamphetamines.

Patrice Brisbin, 26, was charged with a controlled-substance violation on Nov. 3, 2014.

According to online court documents, the Johnson County Drug Task Force was requested to assist in processing a suspected marijuana/methamphetamine lab.

Johnson County deputies had contact with three suspects, including Brisbin, in relation to a stolen vehicle.

The stolen vehicle was searched, and deputies reportedly found a bag containing a mixture of camping fuel, lithium, ammonium nitrate, and pseudoephedrine.

An analysis by the Division of Criminal Investigation crime lab reportedly confirmed the mixture contained methamphetamine.

Controlled-substance violation is a Class-B felony.

by Alyssa Guzman

Man charged with robbery

Authorities have accused a man with breaking into a home and stealing money.

Iviontae Jackson, 20, was charged with first-degree robbery on July 31, 2014.

According to online court documents, Jackson and an accomplice allegedly entered the residence and confronted a male in the bedroom.

Jackson reportedly hit the male in the head with a gun and punched him several times in the face, according the documents.

Jackson and his accomplice allegedly both had guns pointing at the male.

They went through his pockets and stole $120 and a pack of cigarettes.

Jackson then pushed a female onto her young child, police allege, which caused damage to the child’s leg, and fought the female before leaving.

The male later identified Jackson in a photo lineup.

First-degree robbery is a Class-B felony.

by Alyssa Guzman


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