Board News

October 13, 2020

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa has announced that Dr. Sandy Daack-Hirsch, associate professor and interim executive associate dean of the college of nursing, and Dr. John Keller, dean of the graduate college, will serve as co-chairs of the University of Iowa Presidential Search Committee.

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October 1, 2020

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld has informed the Board of Regents, State of Iowa of his intention to retire as president.  President Harreld will remain in his position until the Board can successfully complete a search for the next UI president, and the new president begins.

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September 23, 2020

Athletics budgets, a moratorium on new campus square footage and the Board's FY 2022 state appropriations request highlighted the September 23, 2020 meeting.

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August 13, 2020

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has waived the requirement for students needing to submit either an ACT or SAT score in order to be admitted to the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, or the University of Northern Iowa for next year’s entering class. As part of his...
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July 29, 2020

Fiscal Year 2021 Budget numbers took up the bulk of the Board's July 29, 2020 meeting. 

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July 20, 2020

In an effort to ease concerns about access to ACT tests for Iowa high school students due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa will be offering on-campus ACT tests for Iowans graduating high school in either 2020 or 2021. These special testing opportunities are...
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June 11, 2020

In a continuing effort to make higher education more affordable, 40 Iowa colleges and universities have combined for a joint membership with the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives.

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June 4, 2020

A tuition freeze for the Fall 2020 semester and a presentation on life on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the June 4, 2020 Board of Regents meeting.

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April 1, 2020

The Board of Regents held a virtual meeting April 1, 2020. Key items reviewed by committees and the Board are outlined below. Click here for the complete agenda. Virtual Meeting Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Regents held a virtual meeting, rather than meet in-person at the Iowa...
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March 18, 2020

Recently, the spread of COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Both the President and the Governor have declared States of Emergency. Confirmed community spread has been identified in our state, and government and medical professionals are recommending social distancing measures. To help minimize the spread...
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