The following is an email shared on June 30 with IUSO on the behalf of the Office of the Provost.
Dear IUSO community,
I write with another update on our search for the next dean of the School of Optometry.
As Dean Bonanno returns to the faculty and we move forward in the pivotal search for a new dean, I am pleased to announce Rowan Candy as interim dean of the School of Optometry.
Dr. Candy joined IU in 2000 and has served as associate dean for research from 2007 to 2011 and executive associate dean for academic affairs from 2019 to present. She is part of the Vision Sciences Society and is a fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
To provide an update on the ongoing dean search, we expect to invite new candidates for first-round interviews in early July.
Thank you for your continued patience and ardent engagement in this search process, and I want to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Candy for offering her leadership until a new dean is named.
Executive Vice President and Provost, IU Bloomington