The Board of Regents announced the third and last finalist in the search for the University of Northern Iowa's next president on Wednesday (Nov. 30, 2016).

Dr. Mark Nook, a chancellor at Montana State University, is scheduled to visit the Cedar Falls campus on Thursday to meet with faculty, staff, students and members of the community. Like the other finalists, Nook will participate in a 75-minute public forum will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Old Central Ballroom of the Maucker Student Union.

Before moving into administration at Montana State, Nook held several position in the University of Wisconsin system. He earned a master's degree in astrophysics at Iowa State University in 1983.

Nook joins a list of finalists that also includes current UNI interim president Dr. Jim Wohlpart and former Temple University president Dr. Neil Theobald.

The Iowa Board of Regents plans to select UNI's new president from the group of finalists. The Board hopes to fill the position next week.