Committees

Academic Affairs

Membership:

  • Nancy Boettger (Chair)
  • Rachael Johnson (Vice Chair)
  • Rachel Boon, Board of Regents Chief Academic Officer
  • Jonathan Wickert, ISU Senior Vice President and Provost
  • Jim Wohlpart, UNI Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Sue Curry, UI Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing oversight and policy recommendations for the universities and special schools related to:
    • academic affairs and student achievement
    • intercollegiate athletics
    • faculty activities
    • university admissions standards and processes
    • new, revised, suspended or closed academic programs
    • academic and service delivery at the special schools
  • Monitoring and developing appropriate responses to state, regional and national policy initiatives regarding higher and special education
  • Establishing positive, collaborative relationships with other education sectors
  • Ensuring University, college, and department accreditation is in good standing
  • Ensure innovative programs and program delivery to meet the needs of the state with excellence
  • Receiving progress updates and evaluation reports on delivery of academic programming and student success benchmarks
  • Addressing diversity and inclusion in academic policies, procedures and programs

 

Audit and Compliance

Membership:

Committee of the whole

  • Nancy Dunkel (Chair)
  • Larry McKibben (Vice Chair)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and reviewing information about internal and external audit functions related to the operation of all Regent institutions
  • Evaluating the annual audit plans proposed by internal auditors, with emphasis on financial control systems, mitigation of major risks, operational efficiencies, and compliance matters
  • Reviewing all reports prepared by internal auditors of the Regent institutions
  • Assuring continued evaluation, improvement, and adherence to all Board and institutional policies, procedures, and practices
  • Facilitating an open avenue of communication among the independent auditors, state auditors, financial and senior management, internal auditors, the Committee, and the Board of Regents

 

Campus and Student Affairs

Membership:

  • Rachael Johnson (Chair)
  • Nancy Boettger (Vice Chair)
  • Rachel Boon, Board of Regents Chief Academic Officer
  • Aimee Claeys, Board of Regents Counsel
  • John Cool, ISD Assistant Administrator
  • Scott Beckner, UI Assistant Vice President and Director of Public Safety
  • Reginald Stewart, ISU Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Paula Knudson, UNI Vice President for Student Affairs

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing oversight and policy recommendations for the universities and special schools related to:
    • Student life and student development
    • Campus safety and security
    • Fraternity and sorority life
    • Student financial aid
    • Career development
  • Monitoring and reviewing campus safety and security reports                    
  • Encouraging and monitoring strategies to address student diversity and inclusion priorities
  • Monitoring and developing responses to state, regional and national trends in support of students outside the classroom

 

Investment and Finance

Membership:

  • Larry McKibben (Chair)
  • Nancy Dunkel (Vice Chair)
  • Brad Berg, Board of Regents Policy and Operations Officer

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Ensuring the preservation of principal, sufficient liquidity for anticipated needs, and maintenance of purchasing power of investable assets
  • Monitoring institutional investment and treasury management practices and performance
  • Reviewing investment reports
  • Ensuring compliance with Board investment policy
  • Developing the broad investment strategy to be followed and the general limitations on the discretion granted to internal and external investment managers
  • Making recommendations to the Regents on the hiring, retention, and  Review of investment advisors and managers
  • Appropriation requests
  • Tuition proposals
  • TIER/CQI
  • Budget management

 

Property and Facilities

Membership:

  • Milt Dakovich (Chair)
  • Larry McKibben (Vice Chair)
  • John Nash, Board of Regents Assistant Director of Facilities
  • Rod Lehnertz, UI Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations
  • Pam Cain, ISU Interim Senior Vice President for University Services/Chief Financial Officer
  • Michael Hager, UNI Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Receiving, reviewing and making recommendations to the Board regarding institutional requests for approval of:
    • The purchase and sale of property including any necessary financing
    • The disposal, transfer and sale of buildings; and
    • Leases and easements
    • Naming of campus facilities
  • Receiving, reviewing and commenting upon institutional long-range development plans for the campus in total or specific areas and master plans for specific campus enterprises, such as residence systems, student service facilities and utilities. Receiving and making recommendations to the Board on all institutional capital register items.
  • Receiving the Facilities Governance Report and the Institutional Roads program and special reports regarding property and facilities, including those on the status of major capital projects and annual capital plans, and Five Year Building Programs, including capital appropriations requests.
  • Monitoring institutional design guidelines and space standards and developing Board standards, as appropriate.
  • Evaluating the financing for construction, and operation and maintenance of capital projects.
  • Examining current processes or bidding and award of construction contracts and possible alternative construction delivery systems.
  • Monitoring capital issues including fire and environmental safety and deferred maintenance deficiencies and energy conservation opportunities.
  • Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the duties of the Board, Board Office and institutions for capital improvement projects.
  • Fostering institutional cooperation and coordination among the institutions in facilities management.

 

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Membership: 

Committee of the whole

  • Sherry Bates (Chair)
  • Milt Dakovich (Vice Co-Chair)

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Providing strategic direction and focus to the UIHC
  • Fostering cooperation and coordination with open communication and input from multiple constituencies
  • Evaluating and providing an appropriate level of oversight of the UIHC
  • Monitoring planning, opportunities, and achievements
  • Reviewing, monitoring, and recommending long-range capital plans
  • Assessing recommendations related to the UIHC 

 

Governance and Evaluation

Membership: 

  • Patty Cownie (Chair)
  • Sherry Bates (Vice Chair)
  • Nancy Boettger

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Create evaluation structure (Presidents, CEO, COO)
  • Strategic plan progress
  • Goals
  • Performance
  • Professional growth (aligned with goals and performance)
  • Plan professional development (Board, Presidents, CEO, COO)
  • Formulate strategic plan direction
  • Perform Board self-evaluation
  • Assess strategic plan progress and monitor evaluation and professional development