University President Steven Leath named Jonathan Wickert as chief academic officer on Tuesday, citing his strong leadership and innovative approach. The appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Regents.
Wickert came to Iowa State in 2007 as chair of the mechanical engineering department, and has served as dean of the engineering college since 2009.
Wickert is to assume his new post on July 30. He replaces Elizabeth Hoffman, who's retiring.