December 07, 2016
After a nationwide search, officials at the University of Northern Iowa have decided against hiring Neil Theobald as their next president.
Theobald, the former president of Temple University, was one of three finalists for the position. Theobald was ousted by Temple's Board of Trustees in July because of a budget shortfall.
The 12,000-student midwestern university announced Tuesday that its new president will be Mark Nook, the chancellor of Montana State University, who will start in February.
Please help us welcome Mark Nook, the 11th president of the University of Northern Iowa! The newest member of the Panther family. pic.twitter.com/kVyeRsvmeN— Univ. of Northern IA (@northerniowa) December 6, 2016
Temple's Board of Trustees voted "no confidence" in Theobald last summer after former Provost Hai-Lung Dai also was ousted for ties to a $22 million over-allocation of scholarships.