AMES, Iowa — Officials say the third finalist in the search for the next Iowa State University president is executive vice president at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

The Iowa Board of Regents says Dale Whittaker will visit the Ames campus Wednesday and meet with staff, students and community members. His curriculum vitae and interview schedule are available on Iowa State’s presidential search website,

The first finalist, Sonny Ramaswamy, visited the campus Monday. He’s director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in Washington, D.C. The second finalist, Pamela Whitten, is scheduled to be on campus Tuesday. She’s senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia, Athens.

The Iowa regents are scheduled to meet Oct. 23 to choose the next president.

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